Linux magazin

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Fri Mar 11 09:20:45 CST 2005

On Fri, Mar 11, 2005 at 12:06:44PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 07:55:31PM -0800, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > I haven't look  at an installation done from that dvd; but unless they
> > really changed things around, in theory the apt source.list should be
> > the default one, and the software update applet should be running. So
> > I'm guess that whoever uses it to install Ubuntu  is simply one update
> > away (and hundred of updated packages...) from the latest and greatest
> > Hoary. At least I hope....
> That excludes installer bugs, though, which can't always be worked
> around by a simple upgrade; and DVD installations are, as far as I know,
> entirely untested. It also occurs to me that they will almost certainly
> be extremely fat unless you boot with archive-copier/copy=false ...
> I'll see if I can pick up a copy at some point and try it out.

I went out and bought a copy. Amusingly, I don't actually have a DVD
drive attached to a computer capable of booting it, but I had a look at
it from the Pegasos box. It seems to be the weekly-dvd build of
2005/01/29, which was about halfway between Array CD 3 and Array CD 4.

By sheer fluke (considering that it was halfway through a milestone
cycle, usually the most unstable point), and discounting the general
untestedness of the DVD, I don't think that build had any critical
installer bugs. :-) You may find that it uses a lot of disk space on
installation (about 1.3GB more than an installation from CD), since, as
above, archive-copier is not yet DVD-aware.

As you say, the automatic update applet should be running (they have
update-notifier 0.38.3 and update-manager 0.36.2).


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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