Thoughts for assisting those with limited bandwidth

Andrew Sayers andrew-ubuntu-devel at
Mon Feb 2 13:35:52 UTC 2009

If you just want to disable certain large packages, could you do some
sort of pinning arrangement on them?  You should be able to configure
apt so that it (for example) prefers an older version of OOo to an
updated one, but likes a security fix better still.  See for one of the many
guides about this.  If this works, you might want to consider
auto-generating such a list with a bit of Perl that grabs large files in

Oh, and fill in the survey: :)

	- Andrew

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