Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 437483
Too many packages to upload!
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:12:52 EDT
For sure, I have the wrong category for this, but my complaint is that perhaps
the distribution flow needs some re-thinking.
It seems just plain wrong, that I download a 3.5 Gbyte dvd image, which takes
several hours, and then, when I install it, I have to spend another day getting
more up-to-date versions of stuff on that image.
Yesterday, after installing a new 9-Alpha download, the package updater tells me
there are 701 packages to update!
Well, I propose that the images be updated weekly or monthly to help reduce the
download traffic. I mean, a hundred packages might be acceptable, but 700 or
1500? That's ridiculous!
It may be ridiculous, but it's not a bug.
Packagers rebuild stuff all the time. Much of it is bug fixes. Some of it
isn't, but changing everyone's habits is nearly impossible.
You should also look into the Fedora Unity project: