[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

herman herman at aeronetworks.ca
Tue Nov 2 06:18:33 CET 2010

On Mon, 2010-11-01 at 03:00 -0700, Philippe DIDIER wrote:
> 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 !!!
IMHO continuously updating your systems has little real value and
potentially has very large negative value.

I run my systems with no maintenance for years on end. The more
important a server is, the less maintenance I do, since most problems
are caused by finger trouble and bad updates.  It is much more cost
effective to lock a system down and then leave it alone, than to fiddle
with it all the time and suffer periodic screw-ups.

A yearly release of NEW ISOs should be good enough for people with a
slow net connection and they will likely have far less trouble than
people doing rolling updates.

Just my 0.0001 cent's worth

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