Kubuntu CD Upgrade

Serhiy Kachaniuk serzholino at gmail.com
Tue Aug 31 07:30:30 BST 2010

31.08.2010 6:11, Pan Shi Zhu написав(ла):
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM, Tomasz Dudzik<madsheytan at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Please implement a device action for KDE that will allow to easli run upgrade
>> to the next release of Kubuntu when user puts a CD to the drive.
> This is, generally impossible for ubuntu/debian based distributions.
> Because ubuntu is a huge distribution which is more than 60GigaBytes.
> the installation CD/DVD is only a tiny subset of the ubuntu
> distribution itself and every installation of kubuntu or ubuntu are
> "partial install".
> After you had done your flavor of tiny installation (kubuntu CD could
> be called a "flavor" of subset of the ubuntu), you almost always need
> to install additions from a network called "ubuntu repository".
> When upgrade, you get a CD which contains only a tiny subset of the
> whole ubuntu, and many packages cannot get upgraded from CD if you do
> not have internet access to ubuntu repository.
> If you do have direct internet access to ubuntu repository, it seems
> that it makes no sense providing such a CD. because upgrade from
> internet is much easier and more stable.
> If all you want is to upgrade multiple computers without download
> those packages multiple times, the best way IMO is to set up a cache
> proxy server which caches all downloaded packages and all computers
> can upgrade quickly.
AFAIK Ubuntu does offer this option when alternate CD is inserted.

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