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Kalpa Welivitigoda callkalpa at
Mon Nov 14 03:04:52 UTC 2011

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 12:34 AM, Joe Zeff <joe at> wrote:
> On 11/10/2011 10:47 AM, suvayu ali wrote:
>> My question was, even if you manage to install F16 on a machine the 50
>> MB download limit might block some updates. Although most package
>> updates are small some like libreoffice-core can be substantially
>> large. If from past experience you know this will not be a problem,
>> then my proposal was to do a netinstall.
> Assuming that you get Fedora 16 installed in the first place, you can
> always install the presto plugin for yum.  I doubt that any of the delta
> rpms would be big enough to be an issue.
> It occurs to me that there might be a way to sidestep the main issue.
> I'm guessing that the 50 MB limit is imposed to keep students from
> wasting bandwidth on movies, pirated software and other things of that
> nature.  If so, it might be possible to talk to the admin and either get
> a one-time exception or (more likely) arrange for the admin to
> download/burn the .iso for you.  The latter case has the advantage that
> nobody else gets to say, "But you did it for *him!*"
> --

well I managed to do it with the methods Frank pointed out. So need of
a admin :-)

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Kalpa Pathum Welivitigoda

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