New Install Idea

David Curry dsccable at comcast.net
Sat Jan 29 19:10:14 UTC 2005


Gustavo Seabra wrote:

> Robert Spangler wrote:
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>> On Saturday 29 January 2005 11:55, Matthew Miller wrote:
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>>> > I was just wondering if there are and install packages out there like
>>> > the new Debian Install? I find this approach to be the most optimal
>>> > since you are always installing the latest version of the software.
>>>
>>> Can you explain this in more detail?
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>> Sure.
>>
>> With the new Debian you down load 1 cd to start the install.  The 
>> install then downloads all needed packages from the internet, thus 
>> you system already has the latest version of all software that it 
>> install.  No need to install then wait another hour while it updates 
>> your system.
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>> - --
>> Regards
>> Robert
>>
>> Smile... it increases your face value!
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> That would be good if you have broadband. But how is this supposed to 
> work with dial up connections? (Ok, I guess one could do this just 
> optional...)
>
You raise a good point, Gustavo.  Connection capacity is definitely an 
issue.  With broadband, it took more than seven hours in two updating 
sessions to download and upgrade the FC2 system I installed about two 
weeks ago.  So distribution version and development pace also comes into 
play.




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