[Mageia-dev] Updating a new install is too long...

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Thu Oct 27 17:16:59 CEST 2011

Am 27.10.2011 17:02, schrieb Pascal Terjan:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 15:47, Florian Hubold<doktor5000 at arcor.de>  wrote:
>> Am 27.10.2011 16:02, schrieb Pierre Jarillon:
>>> Mageia 1 is a nice distribution and I install it on more and more PC.
>>> But updating after an install is very long, too much long.
>>> Now, 600 packages must be updated after an install. This shows a good
>>> health
>>> of Mageia but it is too much for users.
>>> My ADSL link is not very fast and a lot of people use a slower link.
>>> A workaround is necessary. There are two path:
>>> 1- publish each month a new iso: mageia-1a, mageia-1b, and so on
>>> 2- create an iso with updates: mageia-1-upd01, ...
>>> In each case, the sources of packages must be updated.
>> You will find the volunteers who will join QA team to do
>> the necessary quality assurance for the additional ISOs?
> Each month is not really feasible, as I believe it takes one week of
> work to build and test an iso.
> Doing it every 3 or 6 months could be a good idea
Well, the second proposal should not really take a whole week to
do, no? Just create an iso from $repo_updates and merge
all those into one if there's enough space on the CD.

But then, i fail to see the difference between doing a default install,
and installing 600 updates from repos, or downloading an
ISO with those updates.

If you want to provide those updates to others without
redownloading, you can set --no-clean option to urpmi
and save your /var/cache/urpmi/rpms/ if that is your use case.

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