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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Image based installation
  • From: Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:39:45 +0200
  • Message-id: <200804101039.45667.ludwig.nussel@xxxxxxx>
Stephan Kulow wrote:
Yast will see a description file on what pattern selection, what set of tar
files to unpack and will do so. This takes a fraction of the time it would
take with rpm, still after that you have a correctly installed system. The
only difference noticed so far is the install time in rpm header (which is
frozen at the time openSUSE-images built).

Are a few minutes installation time really that important? Sure it's
50% according to your numbers but it's still minutes.
Has anyone actually tried to optimize the traditional installation
method? Like preloading rpms or reorder them on the medium to avoid
seeks on the cdrom?

If you have further questions, feel free to contact me.

How does this mechanism add the rpms of the second and following
images to the rpm database?


(o_ Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)

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