What’s in Various Debian CDs?

I don’t use Debian CDs much these days as I use network installations and USB drives. Most PCs will boot from a USB device. Still, when Mark Shuttleworth stated that Ubuntu was looking to include some Qt-using applications on it’s single CD, the question arose, “Where does Qt come in Debian’s CDs?”.

Google helped. I found that .jigdo files for the CD images contained package lists.

Using a terminal window in Debian, I typed these commands into a file, CDlister, with the bash interpreter (not dash):

mkdir CDlists;cd CDlists

for ((f=54;f=f-1;));do wget http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/squeeze_di_rc1/i386/jigdo-cd/debian-sq-di-rc1-i386-CD-$f.jigdo;gunzip -S .jigdo debian-sq-di-rc1-i386-CD-$f.jigdo;done

Making it executable (chmod u+x CDlister) and running it (./CDlister) followed by grep qt CDlists/* shows Qt does not appear in Debian Squeeze until CD4.


About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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2 Responses to What’s in Various Debian CDs?

  1. From the man seq page:

    Thanks for that.

  2. Dan Serban says:

    Learn the power of:
    for f in $(seq 54 -1 1)

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