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#1 2006-08-11 13:02:13

Agent69
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Registered: 2006-05-26
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Base Vs FTP Install of 0.7.2

I have the Arch Linux Base install CD, which weighs in at 145MB. After installing Base, Pacman wants to pull down about 100MB of updates (I guess because we are moving further and further away from when 0.7.2 was released, the differences are becoming bigger).

My question is this: now that Base requires 100MB of updates, does it make more sence to perform a FTP install now, rather than a CD install of Base?

Thanks!

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#2 2006-08-11 13:12:20

vacant
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Re: Base Vs FTP Install of 0.7.2

As I only trim my cache (pacman -Sc), if I install an Arch system I just copy over var/cache/pacman/pkg from my main PC. I've got a spare drive in a USB caddy which I use for backups and moving gigabytes between PCs.

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#3 2006-08-11 13:51:58

ralvez
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Re: Base Vs FTP Install of 0.7.2

I do not see much difference between the two options, to be honest.
FTP makes sense to me if you have a large number of computers (say a lab or office network) that you want to install concurrently, so that you start the install on each of the machines (in sequence) or if for whatever reason you cannot bur a CD.

Othre than that, I think that the ISO is the way to go.  8)

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#4 2006-08-13 16:50:11

Lone_Wolf
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Registered: 2005-10-04
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Re: Base Vs FTP Install of 0.7.2

Agent69 wrote:

My question is this: now that Base requires 100MB of updates, does it make more sence to perform a FTP install now, rather than a CD install of Base?

Thanks!

Imo the main reason for using the base iso would be if you have a network card that is not supported by the ftp iso, but you can get it working with a base install.


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Automounting : not needed, i prefer pmount
Aur helpers : makepkg + my own local repo === rarely need them

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#5 2006-08-13 18:42:40

murffatksig
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Re: Base Vs FTP Install of 0.7.2

Especially if you're like me and have a laptop and you're using wireless.  You just want to get the system up, get the madwifi drivers working then go about updating and customizing things.


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