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Re: [opensuse] Upgrade RC1 to RC3?
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 07:21:10 -0400
  • Message-id: <1146568870.7229.2.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tue, 2006-05-02 at 12:19 +0200, Michael Schroeder wrote:
> On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 01:57:13AM +0200, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> > However, considering that it takes 50 minutes times 5 disks = 4 hours 10
> > minutes to recreate the 5 CDs, it is worth considering if a lower
> > compression ratio, or an altogether different compression method, would be
> > interesting for us all. Perhaps it would mean 6 CDs, but maybe that is
> > acceptable :-?
>
> Yes, we thought about switching back to gzip instead of bzip2 (gzip
> is much faster). This would also make the installation a bit faster.
> But all the rpms are not only on the CDs, but the DVD as well, so
> that would mean dropping packages from the DVD. Thus we decided
> against it.
>
> Hey, maybe this is a good question for the community: would it be
> ok for you if we drop a couple of packages for faster installation?
>
What would be the harm in dropping a few packages from the install media
but have them available from the ftp server? Could be a software source
pre-defined during install. I have noticed that the install times seem
to be longer.

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Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998


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