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Re: [suse-security] Online Update
On Tuesday 29 January 2002 13:32, Markus Gaugusch wrote:

> > Why not use wget to create a mirror of the updates on your local machine
> > and point YOU to a directory?
>
> Why should I want to mirror unnecessary packages?
>
> My original post was NOT ment destructive. I like SuSE and will not change
> it. But I had higher expectations about the online update feature ...
> (And especially the proxy thing hurts in some environments).

I agree and I see frequent questions about using YOU behind firewalls in the
USEnet group alt.os.linux.suse.

Not supporting proxy ftp is making SuSE look bad in a commercial environment,
(rpm does support proxy so it's hard for me to understand why YOU can't use
wget or ncftpget to get the patch descriptions).

YOU is also excruciatingly slow on dialup at processing patch descriptions,
mirroring the updates directory first, and then running it from hard disk,
shows that part can actually quite fast. The patch files themselves are
quite small, so transferring them as one compressed archive would speed the
process up considerably.

Generally I like YOU, having used Debian, I actually prefer it to apt-get as
it gives more control, and the patch descriptions are very useful. Often I
play safe and allow some time for a 'fix' to stabilise before installing it,
particularly if I can see it doesn't affect my configuration.

Rob

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