Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230876
As of March 3, 2007, there were 300+ updates for FC6. We need an official respin
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:06:00 EDT
This is not a bug but a request.
Description of problem:
I had to reinstall FC6 after hd corruption. After installation (chosing to
update desktop mode and web page development), I was presented with 300 updates
to be installed.
On a DSL line, at 200k this took about 6 hours. In the 6 hours I downloaded 2.1
gigs of patches requiring 1.2 gigs of upload control strings for the 2.1 gig
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC6 was version as of March 3, 2007
Do a fresh install, chosing to update from dvd. Or even worse, do a minimal
install and then chose to update using package updater. monitor times and bytes
Steps to Reproduce:
6 hours and not yet finished
Would like to see some improvements in this area, as it actually takes about 12
hours to restore the system to what it was prior to the hard disk corruption
I used system-->system admin-->System Monitor (gnome desktop) to plot the bytes
transfered and the quantity.
I did have problems with the "unofficial" respin DVD. Ergo, I started with the
official release of FC6.
Spending engineering time on respins will take a lot of resources away from
getting features into the next release. It is not a simple matter of just
running the compose tools, the changes to kernel, the gtk stack, udev / hal, any
number of other components change how anaconda works, and much work would need
to go into anaconda to make an updated anaconda for the respin. With doing
Fedora releases every 6~ months already that is just too much overhead.
I thought this bug was closed a long long time ago.
KILL IT. It should have disappeared in 2007.
Happy New Year.