[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Philippe DIDIER philippedidier at laposte.net
Mon Nov 1 11:00:46 CET 2010

 Always thinking about slow internet connections, or no connection at
all (in Ardèche, in Burkina Faso, in Niger etc...)

Three months after the last version of Mandriva has appeared, I have
downloaded more than 700 Mo of updates (some updates updating previous

If someone installs Mageia with a DVD or CD provided by somebody, he
will get more and more rpms to update as much as time goes on.... (for
instance if Mageia 2011 appears april 2011, I send a DVD to my friend
who installs it on his new computer in september 2011 .... and he will
be asked to update his installed Mageia)
If he cannot download a CD iso because of his connection, he cannot
download 700 Mo of updates !!!

It might be useful to provide
 "updated" DVD iso or CD iso, some time after the release was provided,
so that those burned DVD or CD can be sent to people with slow internet
connection, freeing them of huge updates to download !!!

The only solution I have for now with Mandriva  is to keep a copy of
each dowloaded updated rpm in a folder, and to fill a DVD with those
rpms (it is a DVD of updates, not an updated DVD...) and to send it.
My friend copyes those rpms in a specially created folder, and add this
folder as a source in rpmdrake... (not so easy for a newbie) and he can
get an up to date working Mandriva immediately...

my 2 pence

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