Installing and newbies

Neil Winchurst neil at
Fri May 9 08:22:59 BST 2008

On Thu, 08 May 2008 16:48:27 -0300
Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:

> Pete wrote:
> > On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 1:17 PM, Derek Broughton <news at>
> > wrote:
> > 
> >> You shouldn't have _needed_ to comment it out (OK, _I_ comment it out
> >> too, because I rarely actually have a copy of the CD I originally
> >> installed from
> >> available).  If you only want something that's newer in the repositories
> >> than on the CD, it shouldn't afaik ask you to insert the CD.
> > 
> > 
> > However, IIRC if the version on the CD is the _same_ as the version in the
> > repository, I think it  goes for the CD.
> Absolutely.  Which for the majority of Ubuntu users is probably still a Good
> Thing.
> -- 
> derek
I have installed kubuntu on my brother's laptop, for example, but I
have the CD so I have commented out the reference to the CD for him
too. And I am surprised by the above information about the CD being
the preference if the versions are the same. I wonder why.

Neil Winchurst

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