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Re: loader/stage2 interaction



On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 09:53 -0400, Chris Lumens wrote:
> >> I can see there's going to be a lot of talking about updates images.
> >> Since we are absolutely going to be preserving this behavior in our
> >> loader rework, perhaps it's worth moving all that off into a new thread
> >> anyway.
> >>
> > I'm suggesting the use of the updates repo for the URL, as that is the one 
> > that would be sync'd by advanced users, to keep things updated in their 
> > home mirrors. Once I download the original tree for a release, I don't try 
> > to re-sync that one, the content shouldn't change, that is what updates 
> > repo is for. A new thread would be the best, I'll leave any more talk for 
> > that one.
> 
> The updates repo isn't guaranteed to contain the entire package set,
> though.  It's just going to have packages that have published updates
> since the final release.  So we can't really use the updates repo for
> the URL.
> 
> What I'd really like to do is have a checkbox in the repo selection UI
> (tasksel.glade in case you're curious) that enables the updates AND
> check that box by default.  I know we've threatened this in the past.

The big outstanding thing that needs solving for this is how do we
sanely do this for media installs without requiring six billion cd
changes?  Or, I guess we could just punt and not show it if you're
installing from a multi-disc repo

Jeremy


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