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RE: [PATCH] - get rid of split media



Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 14:21, Bill Nottingham <notting redhat com>
wrote:
>> Chris Lumens (clumens redhat com) said:
>>> > If you get rid of split media, what will happen once you have a
>>> > multi-DVD release?
>>>
>>> The idea is that multi-DVD is too much crud, and we should be better
>>> structuring our releases to where that's not a problem.  That is,
spins
>>> should become more discerning and useful.  Network install methods
>>> should get played up more.  The livecd is a popular way of
installing
>>> now, and that's not going to be multi-media.
>>
>> I agree with this in general. But I can't help but wonder if there
are
>> anaconda-using projects that are going to be limited to doing ISO
based
>> installs for the most part, and may have to deal with split DVDs
>depending
>> on how they grow.
>
>*cough* CentOS 5.5 *cough*

This could bite upgrades.  Last year I had to put together upgrades from
CentOS-4-based systems to CentOS-5-based, using CDs not DVD or network.
Because several libraries had been moved to different packages between 4
and 5, the upgrade wanted 5 CDs while a fresh install of the same system
only required 1.  The only way I could reduce the upgrade to a single CD
was to write a nasty pre-upgrade script that uninstalled a load of
system packages (from alchemist to xorg-x11-libs) and hope that my
far-flung users would read the instructions to run it.


Moray.
"To err is human.  To purr, feline"






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