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

David dgboles at gmail.com
Sun Nov 6 12:12:53 CET 2011

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On 11/6/2011 5:49 AM, Matteo wrote:
> 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.
>> <cut> 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 outdated next day or week.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[1] on Mageia (I mean
> based on urpm) could be a good alternative, too. Regards,
> [1] http://wiki.debian.org/AptZip



Fedora uses it this way:

"DeltaRPM Support (Presto)"


This page is old. The project/feature is now enabled by default.
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