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Old 09-17-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Burning updates to distribute on multiple systems


Hi, Newbie to Linux, OLD timer from DOS days.
Have an extra computer and decided to try Linux.
Settled on Ububtu 6.06 LTS.
I have several friends asking about it so I have given them CD's to try.
What I want to be able to do is also give them a CD with all the current updates.
Right after a clean install, the system found aprox 190MB of updates.
This does scare off the users who have dial-up access from committing to any OS.
Is there a way to burn these updates to a CD after they have been found by my system?
Are the update files stored on my hard drive after they are installed?
Or are they automatically deleted to recover disk space?
I understand some will be hardware specific, but not the whole 190MB.
Thanks,
WorleyTech
 
Old 09-17-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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While some distributions provide periodic "respin" CDs/DVD that include maintenance to date, Ubuntu has not yet provided that.

You could dowload all the files from the updates site and burn a DVD, but that would mean walking them through applying non-standard maintenance. It would probably be equally traumatic to a new Linux user.

The best advice would probably be to suggest that they let the update run overnight.
 
Old 09-17-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
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Hi, and welcome to LQ.

I found that Ubuntu (not long ago) updated the CD on their server, thus upgrading it to 6.06.1 (I'm sure I downloaded 6.06 a couple of months back AND the dates ion the 'last modified' column are all in august 2006)

I read just about everywhere that updates are very much "optional" and, in my opinion, not very necessary if you're not on the internet with that computer.

As for the Disk space, I'm not sure if it keeps the updates, in any case, to clean up the package cache, just run sudo apt-get clean and it should do the trick
 
Old 09-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #4
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Thanks serafean! The Ubuntu download page still listed 6.06, so I didn't check further. It's good to know that the respin concept is getting popular.

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