[Mageia-dev] Updating a new install is too long...
pasotti.matteo at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 11:49:32 CET 2011
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Il 06/11/2011 10:19, Wolfgang Bornath ha scritto:
> 2011/11/6 Maarten Vanraes <alien at rmail.be>:
>> Op zondag 06 november 2011 08:15:12 schreef Wolfgang Bornath:
>>> How is a download of a 600MB iso different from installing 600MB of
>>> updates via net? More, usually you will not need all updates, only
>>> updates of installed packages.
>> because they can be downloaded by someone else and burned and delivered to
>> someone. or, if you're doing multiple installs, you can save time.
> 2. A DVD with updates
> This DVD may present a benefit for people with small bandwidth or in
> case of a multiple machine environment. Although, in such a case I'd
> prefer a local repository with nightly sync. A DVD with all updates is
> only a snapshot of one moment in the release's life, part of it may be
> outdated next day or week. So, 2 weeks later we have the same
> questions as today. I don't think that Mageia should offer this, not
> talking about the fact that everybody can do this (at the time which
> suits himself) without much knowledge.
> A DVD with updates is a nice idea for a local community where somebody
> has enough bandwidth to host a local repo (or even mirror) and can
> hand out update snapshots on request for people with small bandwidth..
I think that having something like apt-zip on Mageia (I mean based on
urpm) could be a good alternative, too.
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