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Re: Synaptic problem - physical access to CD drive related




Richard Owlett composed on 2018-01-05 09:44 (UTC-0600):

> I have 3 machines with differing problems physically accessing the 
> CD/DVD drive. To install Debian I routinely use a USB connected drive 
> WITHOUT any problem by using the BIOS option to select a boot device.

> The SOURCES.LIST(5) man page hints that I should be able us something like
>       file:/media/richard/Debian%209.1.0%20i386%201
> or
>      file:/media/richard/Debian 9.1.0 i386 1

> Neither worked. Man page suggest the space characters to be the problem.           

So eliminate the problem. Whitespace characters (& dots & underscores) in
filenames produce more trouble than they avoid. It doesn't happen with downloads
on my machines. e.g., that above would be:

	file:/media/richard/debian09010-i386-1
and next, likely
	file:/media/richard/debian09020-i386-1
and eventually, likely
	file:/media/richard/debian10010-i386-1

cf. my archive of mozilla.org Firefox downloads:
-rw-rw-r-- 1 18999452 Jan  3  2013 firefox-10012esr64.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 23590858 Nov 13  2013 firefox-17011esr64.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 38882500 Sep 24  2014 firefox-3111esr64.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 46359449 Apr 26  2016 firefox-3880esr64.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 51807116 Apr 18  2017 firefox-4590esr64.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 57712454 Dec  7 10:26 firefox-5252esr64.tar.bz2
-rw-rw-r-- 1 57692607 Dec 27 10:47 firefox-5253esr64.tar.bz2

ls -gG produces same result as ls -gGrt :-) With any luck the Rapture will occur
before Firefox versions reach triple digits. ;-)

Dots and underscores in filenames do little more than make filenames longer and
harder to touch type, but commonly also cause alphabetical sorts to undesirably
differ from age/version sorts[1]. Here, Shift-F6 in OFM fixes any created by
other than myself.

[1] e.g.
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-intel/

http://snapshot.debian.org/archive/debian/20100701T034005Z/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-intel/

$ ls -gG *nel-def*64*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 58886019 May  3  2017 kernel-default-4.10.13-1.2.x86_64.rpm
-rw-rw-r-- 1 58571199 Aug 13 13:27 kernel-default-4.11.8-2.4.x86_64.rpm
-rw-rw-r-- 1 58047527 Feb 21  2017 kernel-default-4.9.11-1.2.x86_64.rpm
vs.
$ ls -gGrt *nel-def*64*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 58047527 Feb 21  2017 kernel-default-4.9.11-1.2.x86_64.rpm
-rw-rw-r-- 1 58886019 May  3  2017 kernel-default-4.10.13-1.2.x86_64.rpm
-rw-rw-r-- 1 58571199 Aug 13 13:27 kernel-default-4.11.8-2.4.x86_64.rpm
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