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Old 03-19-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Question DVD ISO Download


where can I download the DVD ISO for Slackware current? None of the "official" repositories seem to have it available.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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where can I download the DVD ISO for Slackware current? None of the "official" repositories seem to have it available.
I can see it in the slackware-current-iso directory at ftp.heanet.ie. Haven't checked other sites but I suspect most of them carry it.
 
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #3
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I checked all the sites on the Get Slack page and couldn't find it.

Thanks.

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Old 03-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #4
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http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...e-current-iso/
 
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:11 PM   #5
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I checked all the sites on the Get Slack page and couldn't find it
HEAnet Ireland is one of those sites listed, and it has the current ISO here:

ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/ftp.slackwar...re-current-iso
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:13 PM   #6
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I checked the USA sites.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
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ftp://ftp.slackware.no/slackware/slackware-current-iso/
 
Old 03-19-2011, 03:30 PM   #8
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where can I download the DVD ISO for Slackware current? None of the "official" repositories seem to have it available.
Just explain us where is Marion III (I hope not near to Tatoine) and we can help you to obtain the ISO(s) ...
 
Old 03-21-2011, 11:34 AM   #9
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Actually that is Marion, Illinois.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #10
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you cannot find them on the official mirrors because an official slackware-current dvd iso doesn't exists.
alien bob's mirror, linked by Daedra, got the most up-to-date ones.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 12:22 PM   #11
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Well, in my opinion, the best method to obtain an current ISO, is AlienBOB's mirror-slackware-current.sh, because the bandwidth used is minimal, only new packages are downloaded and the ISOs are generated locally using a well tested method.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:06 PM   #12
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Well, in my opinion, the best method to obtain an current ISO, is AlienBOB's mirror-slackware-current.sh, because the bandwidth used is minimal, only new packages are downloaded and the ISOs are generated locally using a well tested method.
I agree of course ;-)
The ISO images you find in http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...e-current-iso/ and http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/sl...4-current-iso/ are created using that same script. A cron job starts the script every 4 hours to keep my mirror up to date, and a new DVD ISO is built (excluding all source tarballs to keep the image below 2 GB) whenever an update to the Slackware ChangeLog.txt is detected.

And of course it is more economical on the long run to use that script yourself and populate a local mirror out of which you create the ISO image... if you plan on installing Slackware-current more than once.

Eric
 
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