[packagekit] ServicePack: The magic file
hughsient at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 05:28:32 PDT 2008
On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 13:03 +0100, Jan Niklas Hasse wrote:
> I'm new to the mailing list, i hope it's okay if I ask something. (And
> I hope my English is okay)
Yes, of course, welcome. You're English is waaay better than any of my
foreign languages :-)
> Why do you need to Lock() the CDROM drive? All packages would be
> copied to a temporary folder before installing, wouldn't they?
Well, most people don't want to copy 400Mb-1Gb of files when they could
be installed off the media; copying files takes time and some people
don't have the spare disk space for that.
> Is it necessary to add the repo? I thought a ServicePack are a couple
> of packages which need to be installed once.
Well, in Windows a service pack is indeed a single large file, but in
Linux we don't need to (or want to) package the small compressed files
into one larger file as we can't then install or update them
I hope that helps,
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