[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Tue Nov 2 12:00:57 CET 2010

Tux99 wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2010, Frank Griffin wrote:
>> Weak point:
>> Unless you are prepared to do full intensive QA on the updated distro,
>> the quality of these updated ISOs can be significantly lower than the
>> quality of the original release ISO.  Since it will look, for all
>> intents and purposes, like the release ISO, that level of quality will
>> be what people expect of it.
> Nonsense. The normal updates are not any more unstable than the original 
> release, rather the contrary.

I suggest you review MDV's release procedures.  Full releases and
security updates go through formal QA.  Backports are often not even
tested by the person building the rpm.

> Of course occasional glitches can happen but they happen equally on the 
> original install CDs (as has been proven again and again).

And they get addressed through updates which themselves go through QA.

> What difference is there between someone who installs from the original 
> release CD and then applies updates vs. installing from a CD where the 
> updates are already included?

In the first case, you can roll back the update.  If all you've got is
two ISOs, and you're unfamiliar enough with CLI rpm to be using ISOs to
begin with, you're screwed unless you reinstall (or kept the old image,
which newbies are unlikely to do).
> I'm all for the idea of updated ISOs that include all updates, too.

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