FC4 slimfast slimfest

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Feb 22 01:39:05 UTC 2005

On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 01:05 +0100, Gérard Milmeister wrote:
> 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.
Yes, but .. why do you think I am permanently nagging Seth to finally
implement a --download-only option into yum.

I think, the problem is yum, not "internet connections".

>  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.
Pardon? When using yum/apt to install on a single-seat/home-desktop you
actually spare a lot of downloads, in comparison to downloading CDs,
because using yum/apt you'll only download a subset of all available
packages, in contrast to using CDs, which means to download everything.

> Agreed the problem of updates will still exist.
I don't see this as a problem.

Using the "download on demand strategy" as I outlined above, I actually
fail to see the need for having more CDs than a "minimalistic
bootstrap/installer CD" for "users on a small bandwidth connection".


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