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Old 01-13-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Updates And Extras


I asked the other day if the updates could be done from DVD and this was answered. But what i'm asking now is that can you create a 20gig partition on your H/D and put Fedoras updates on there in a Fedora Folder, then put Suse one in a Suse folder and ManDriva's in another folder, then point the baseurl to the coresponding folders...?

I know the Fedora FTP has a repodata folder, would anything have to be altered in there..?


Thanx for any help..
 
Old 01-13-2007, 11:59 AM   #2
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Also would i need to download the debug folders as well...? what do these files do..?
 
Old 01-13-2007, 12:55 PM   #3
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You could certainly hold updates for all of those distros on your machine, by why would you? You can't install suse rpm's on a fedora machine, nor can mandriva rpms go on Fedora.

Besides, the minute you get the updates doenloaded, a new one will be out shortly. That is the nature of linux. What good is have 30 Gb of 6 month old updates?

I'm very confused by your question. Can you please clarify what it is you are trying to accomplish?

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Old 01-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #4
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Thanx for your reply... I guess your probably right about the updates, I just thougt it would save all the downloading... Especially on the extras.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 03:25 PM   #5
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There again man, what and why? Do you plan to build multiple copies of identical systems? You aren't going to install all of the software in the extra repositories. You probably aren't even going to install 10% of what there is in those sections.

The good thing about doing the updates online is you just get what you need, and the required dependencies. Besides, as I mentioned before, what happens in 2 weeks when a new version of programA comes out? Do you download it to your storage bin to install it later? Seems a heck of a lot easier just to let the yum/yast thing install it.

Unless I'm still missing something? If you just want to have working software on your machine, let it handle the programs, and just download what you need.

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