FC4 slimfast slimfest

Gérard Milmeister gemi at bluewin.ch
Tue Feb 22 00:05:06 UTC 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 23:49 +0000, Michael A. Peters wrote:

> I don't want to have to download all of extras just to get the  
> convenience of a DVD install (no disk swapping) - especially since in a  
> month or so, a good portion of those extras will have updates that  
> would need to be individually downloaded anyway.
> Most of extras I don't use - I would rather download a smaller install  
> iso and just yum install the extras that I do use.

A problem is, that many people don't have fast internet connections,
therefore relying solely on yum install from remote repositories for
getting all the good stuff is not a good idea, IMHO. On the other hand
if someone has downloaded a couple of CDs or DVDs it is lot easier to
distribute it to those who cannot afford downloading large chunks.
Agreed the problem of updates will still exist.
Gérard Milmeister
Langackerstrasse 49
CH-8057 Zürich

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