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Re: FC6T3 In isolation

John Pearson wrote:
On Monday 18 September 2006 11:54 am, Rahul wrote:


Is Fedora Core [Testing or otherwise] unusable on a standalone machine?
Not unusable but requires manual tweaks



Thanks for the prompt response. My solution was to copy the DVD image that I was using to the hard drive, create an /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-local.repo, disable all repos, and then enable fedora-local. The speed increase for the rest of the additional software was well worth the time it took to set this up. When the machine is on online, I will see what effect leaving the local repository active has on performance.


Since the version of core packages is the same as what is on the install medium, it makes little sense to grab the core packages from the mirrors as a default setting. Making at least core install locally would save a lot of needless Internet traffic and reduce the metered charges which some must pay for certain ISPs. The updates of course are better to fetch from the mirrors or main site. Could at least this concept be easily setup for Fedora?

Regarding your speed, I think the speed will higher for the local install repo and vary for packages that were upgraded since the Fedora release.

Kirk to Enterprise -- beam down yeoman Rand and a six-pack.

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