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Re: debian-9.5.0-amd64-xfce-CD-1.iso missing files for install without mirror




On Tue 06 Nov 2018 at 00:52:28 +0000, Steve McIntyre wrote:

> If you're using a netinst, you're *really* expected to use a
> mirror. If you're not, you should know what you're doing to fix
> any issues you find like this.

Section 6.3.5.1.2. of the Guide does say

 > One question that will be asked during most installs is
 > whether or not to use a network mirror as a source for
 > packages. In most cases the default answer should be fine,
 > but there are some exceptions.

but that that is not the same as being "...*really* expected to use a
mirror."

This issue is simply a bug and there is nothing flagged up in the Guide
to indicate that not choosing a mirror is bad or to help a user avoid
this bug or similar ones. Blaming the victim (...you should know what
you're doing...) is not helpful.

-- 
Brian.