Re: dpkg feature implementation
Even with apt-offline, people have to use this third party program to
generate information about his/her/both Debian system, then goto a
system with an internet connection, download the packages and install
it in their system...as compared to a simple click and install; this
is way harder for the common user who uses windows.
Security and size problems of super deb packages will always be there
with such packages, this is a major disadvantage, but considering
super deb packages will remove this major drawback with Linux...it
think it's worth it.
If this system is made to commence, all people who have refused to
install Linux is cause of it's packaging system (IMO, to all people
who have rejected so far under my knowledge) will have no problems
installing it. They don't have problems with root folder, nor the
mount system...they only have problems with this.
On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:03 PM, Tapio Lehtonen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 01:55:34PM +0530, dE . wrote:
>> Hello everyone.
>> Since dpkg is originally a part of Debian, I thought why not give this
>> advice here. I think this advice has been talked about quiet a lot,
>> but I did not find any except one, so decided to report it.
>> A problem comes for people who apparently think that Debian based
>> distributions or Linux in general is useless when it comes to software
>> installation without the internet. Well...yes, software installation
>> can be done offline with apt, but it's not easy compared to the system
>> that windows has set up.
> Are you aware of this:
> apt-offline can fully update and upgrade an APT based distribution
> without connecting to the network, all of it transparent to apt
> About the super deb package, seems those would need to be very huge
> packages, if indeed all dependencies were included. Adding suggested
> and proposed packages would make them even bigger.
> Users with no Internet can install from CD-disks and then use something
> like apt-offline to get the needed update packages.
> Tapio Lehtonen
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