[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Donald Stewart watersnowrock at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 12:34:24 CET 2010

On 1 November 2010 10:24, Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> wrote:
> Le 2010-11-01 06:00, Philippe DIDIER a écrit :
>>  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
>> updates)
>> 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
> Actually, good point.
> Would there be a better way to do this?
> It's a shame that Mandriva/Mageia does not add the updates to the official
> ISO. This would then not be an issue.
> Perhaps we could ask for this as a feature?
> Are there any devs on the list who could provide some opinion?
> Marc

Using delta rpms would reduce the size of the updates, or has my lack
of understanding of delta roms got in the way?

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