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Re: Fedora 7 media sets



O/H Jeremy Katz έγραψε:
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 16:01 +0000, Dimitrios Glezos wrote:
>> Also, I suggest to also ship a *Minimal* spin. For the users who have aDSL
>> (which are probably most of our users), downloading the needed packages via
>> Anaconda is probably quicker than downloading a whole DVD (besides, burning a CD
>> is cheaper than a DVD). I usually download only one CD (which I write on a CDRW)
>> to do the install, so it would be nice if that iso was 100 instead of 600MB.
>> Besides, now that Anaconda has "Extras" support, more users would actually make
>> use of this Minimal spin, since it doesn't reflect to "minimal installation" but
>> more to "minimal download size".
> 
> How is this different from the rescue CD which we have today (and will
> continue to have)?

Glad to hear that we already have the infrastructure/plans for it, Jeremy.

I didn't know that the rescueCD was installable. This sounds like a marketing
mistake of ours: if a contributor didn't know about it, imagine the rest of the
world. So maybe it would be better to dub it "Fedora minimal/rescue spin" and
start listing it as one of the media we ship.

>> Finally, would it be possible to install from minimal and have it download
>> *updated* packages instead of the default-release ones? This way, installing FC7
>> 4 months after its release would mean downloading only 100MB + 2GB instead of
>> 4GB (DVD) plus 1GB (updates).
> 
> You can point at updates now; we don't list it by default because there
> are some non-fun interactions with media based installs.

Right. Just wanted to point out that it makes even more sense to download a
minimal spin if months have passed since the release.

-d


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