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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?

On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 13:37 -0400, Colin Walters wrote:
> Well, I see it as a well defined *targeted product* which happens to
> be composed of packages.  It's the base from which other things can be
> installed from the Internet.  What is the problem with "static pile of
> packages"? (I have to admit to only skimming this thread)

Updates to the previous release will quickly become N-V-R "newer" than
the static pile of packages, which renders your upgrade a bit... odd.

> > Of course, the Live image
> > doesn't necessarily have the upgrade problem we're talking about,
> > because you can't use the live image to do an upgrade.  Makes it less
> > than useful for people.
> For upgrades we should be pushing people towards preupgrade.  If
> preupgrade works well, I'm having trouble thinking of scenarios in
> which you'd end up with a physical image and want to do an upgrade.
> Maybe if you're out of disk space you'd need physical media to
> download the updates on to, but there's also no reason preupgrade
> couldn't prompt you to insert a USB stick or blank CD.

preupgrade requires a significant network cost.

Jesse Keating
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