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Re: reducing distribution CD count



On Mar  2, 2005, Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com> wrote:

> Even non-networked people who do updates of fc3 are going to notice
> a marked difference in some aspects of non-networked
> elements.. because of bug fixes. One man's unneeded update is
> another man's critical feature bugfix.

Sure.  If it's critical, and the person learns about the fix, I'm sure
she'll find a way to get the update somehow.

> The issue of trying to cram everything into the release isos is a
> completely red herring issue. If you want to work on the more
> important issue of how to build reliable mechanisms on how to get
> updates into the hands of system admins in network-poor environments
> that would be far more valuable in the long run.

Agreed.  Way to go for FC5.  If we could add support for picking
updates from ISOs for FC5, we could even roll weekly-or-so ISO
updates.  Or just let the installer take CDs containing updates and
figure out that, instead of installing something from core, it'd be
better off installing the newer corresponding package from the updates
CD.

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}


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