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Re: using CD/DVD as media



On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 04:43:38AM +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Muayyad AlSadi wrote:
> > I filed RFE bugs claiming that in fedora we have no way to use the DVD as
> > a repo including PK, yum cli,yumex, apt-get, smart, ...
> > I tried all the tools and non can add a DVD as a media repo
> 
> Note that this is of only very limited usefulness because packages often
> have updates available anyway. So unless you're proposing to ignore the
> updates entirely and just install old stuff (a bad idea), the packages used
> from the DVD will be just a portion which gets smaller and smaller as
> updates get released. For example, all of KDE (which is fairly large)
> already had updates available in F11 updates weeks before F11 even got
> released.

As was mentioned earlier in this thread, I think it *does* make sense 
to install the older packages from DVD because then you can take 
advantage of yum-presto to save on download bandwidth later when you 
update from the network.


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