Re: Are we losing users to Gentoo?
On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 07:27:06PM -0600, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 12:01:12PM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> >> Current cost of hard disk is something between $1.00 and $1.50 per
> >> gigabyte.
> > it's not just the cost of disk space, it's the cost of bandwidth too
> > - and recurring bandwidth expenses cost a LOT more than disks
> > (once-off capital expenditure)
> Are you referring to the increase in bandwidth requirements for the
> mirroring itself?
i wouldn't mind so much if all the extra i386 kernels were in a separate
subdirectory under pool/main/k/ - then there would be no need to update
regexp exclusion patterns every time there's a new i386 compatible
architecture or a new compile-time option.
it would still be wasteful, but a lot easier to manage.
> I wouldn't expect an increase in the number of available kernels to
> lead to an increase in the number of kernel packages users need to
> have installed.
right, no significant increase. those who upgrade every day know that
it costs them, and it only affects them if they use the debian-supplied
kernels rather than compile their own. at worst, it's probably less
than 10MB per week.
craig sanders <email@example.com>
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