What is the fascination with 'spins'
michal at harddata.com
Tue Feb 6 19:04:33 UTC 2007
On Tue, Feb 06, 2007 at 10:39:38AM -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 February 2007 08:54, dragoran wrote:
> > and what if the there is not network/internet connection @ during the
> > update ?
> Then you face the same problem you have with Core 5 -> 6 and 4 -> 5 today.
> None of your extras packages get updated, but some core ones do, which might
> break the Extras ones.
In practice the later is much smaller problem that a requirement of
an external network connection during an update. If you need a
connection to LAN depends on precisely how you are running those
updates. Yes, indeed, some of extra packages may break and you are
fixing those later. At that time either you can access WAN, with
usually much smaller demands on speed and capacity of that
connection, or you need to provide those updates you require by some
other means. The key is that you are not _forced_ to do that
Do not forget as well that while updating over a network (and
assuming that yum is used or that this works like yum, which seems
reasonable) you need a disk space, in specific locations, for all
packages _at once_ which will be used in this update. In many
situations this will be a show-stopper condition.
It appears that somebody forgets that although it is nice to
have abundant resources the situation is often not that perfect.
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