No more deltarpms by default

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Fri Oct 17 16:50:00 UTC 2014

Am 17.10.2014 um 17:07 schrieb drago01:
> On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 5:02 PM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at> wrote:
>> On 10/17/2014 04:24 PM, Tom Rivers wrote:
>>> On 10/17/2014 10:05, drago01 wrote:
>>>> Because it makes no sense and pushes it to the user. The os (i.e we)
>>>> should handle that. In that case we should do both 1) have lower
>>>> bandwith requirements (i.e use deltas) *and* 2) have fast installation
>>>> of updates. Those two goals are not mutually exclusive. Its just the
>>>> current implementation that is lacking. So instead of messing with
>>>> questions during the installation we should just fix that.
>>> If the proper configuration can be determined automagically,
>> Well a package installer can't have the knowledge which would be required to
>> determine such a decision.
>> E.g. though a user could be connected via a fast connection he may have a
>> limited download contingent or could be charged at a high rate per download
>> volume.
>> I.e. I don't see a possibility but to leave the final decision to the user.
> Did you even read my mail? The point is there shouldn't be a choice to
> be made in the first place. Which makes "how to choose what" moot.

so how do you imagine that decision happens later?
the user deliberate makes the change?

don't get me wrong but than you have no expierience about the ordinary 
users, they don't do anything, even not react if someone alerts them 
about a hacked mailaccount abused for spam-sending over days and after 
security warnings about Heartbleed and "please change your passwords" 
another one choses his first name as new secure password

*that* is what you can expect from users and if you work in the IT and 
have a different expierience go out every morning and kiss them!

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