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I just installed Debian Squeeze on my E1505. In order to get my wireless card working, I'm trying to install network-manager-gnome (I already installed firmware-iwlwifi)

My current question is, how can I figure out which CD this (and its dependencies) is on, and in general where is this listed? There are 52 CDs. I realize they're roughly in order of usefulness, but I'd rather not download any blindly.

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More context would be helpful. Do you have a network connection? If so, is there some reason you can't just download the packages you need using apt and friends? Downloading the cds in general is not very efficient. –  Faheem Mitha Apr 3 '11 at 18:51
    
@Faheem, if I need to, I can run a CAT5 cable and try to get Ethernet working. However, I can't find my long cable, so this might be inconvenient. –  Matthew Flaschen Apr 3 '11 at 19:06
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You may want to consider apt-zip or aptoncd. –  Gilles Apr 3 '11 at 19:36

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The best answer I could find is http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#search-for-package

The following question is also relevant http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#list-image-contents

Maybe you could just download the jigdo files and look at them. They are very small.

$ ls -lah debian-6.0.1a-amd64-CD-1.jigdo 
 -rw-r--r-- 1 faheem faheem 31K Mar 22 21:39 debian-6.0.1a-amd64-CD-1.jigdo

From How Jigdo Works, Section 3.3,

Given an input of an ISO image and a set of loose files which may or may not be in the ISO image, jigdo-file outputs a .jigdo file for that ISO image. The Debian .jigdo files are gzipped, so you need to use zcat or zless to view them. Here's what a .jigdo file looks like when you gunzip it:

  md5-0=http://somemirror.org/file-0
  md5-1=http://somemirror.org/file-1
  md5-2=http://somemirror.org/file-2
  md5-3=http://somemirror.org/file-3
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I get a 404 when I try the linked search. –  Matthew Flaschen Apr 3 '11 at 18:54
    
So I see. The search seems to be busted. I'd just download the jigdo files and look at them. –  Faheem Mitha Apr 3 '11 at 18:58
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I shot an email about this to debian-cd@lists.debian.org, just in case anyone else was thinking of doing so. –  Faheem Mitha Apr 3 '11 at 19:02
    
I downloaded the jigdo for CD 2, and it's not human-readable. –  Matthew Flaschen Apr 3 '11 at 19:11
    
@Matthew: It is gzipped. Use zcat or zless. –  Faheem Mitha Apr 3 '11 at 19:20

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