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Re: Two suggestions for woody release

Steve Langasek wrote:
> > * Doesn't work for CD only installs.
> > * Increases download time of apt-get update. Will this annoy users?
> >   Would I have to ask if they want this done?
> Assuming that apt-get update is followed immediately by an apt-get 
> upgrade or apt-get dist-upgrade, isn't the download time for one more 
> Packages file negligible?

Depends on how negligible your bandwidth is and how often you update.
Packages files are relatively large for modem users. I need more
opinions to decide.

> I think if the scope of the changes is limited, then it would be 
> justified even at this late stage.  Setting up a failsafe 
> /etc/apt/preferences and adding the additional lines to sources.list
> IFF /etc/apt/preferences doesn't exist yet seems reasonable; trying to 
> have apt-setup interactively prompt the user to pick a release seems too 
> likely to introduce usability bugs, IMHO.

I'd tend to agree.

see shy jo

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