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Re: FC6Pre images relelased!



On Sat, Sep 30, 2006 at 06:42:18AM -0700, John Reiser wrote:
> Today's rawhide updated a couple dozen packages already.  If you use
> the rescue CD then you [are forced to] get those updates via HTTP or FTP.
> Using the torrent image requires initiative to get those updates,
> and you get them via the network anyway.

The http/ftp functionality in the current (at least as of t2/t3) anaconda
is unusable because it won't fail over between mirror sites when a package
is missing (much the same was the CD needs to fail over to the net too).

Maybe it works in the USA but the UK mirrors are never quite in sync enough
for this to work with anything not at least 3-4 days old.

> For i386 only (where the torrent performs reasonably), and for updating
> three or more machines from the same torrent result, and before Monday
> (October 2), then I can see the value of the FC6Pre torrent.  But otherwise
> (not i386, only 1 or 2 machines, or after this weekend) then both you and
> Fedora Core probably would be better off using the rescue CD instead.

x86-64 torrent is trickling along ok, not well but good enough to be
practical to test Monday and either file a load more bugs or hopefully
close lots of them.

Alan


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