[arch-releng] dual arch CDs [was: A TODO draft for next installation media]

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Thu Feb 18 16:18:49 EST 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:57:02 -0600
Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:

> Looking at it another way, just throw all the above in a single
> directory, and leave the "repo" bare with just the DB only. Use the
> single directory as a package cache and it will work (and should never
> actually have to download any packages). This also keeps the FTP
> install from needing to download packages that are on the CD. I'm sure
> we do something similar but this does reduce the complexity again.
> -Dan

nice trick/hack.
no catches? is this completely transparent? when installing packages, it
won't try do copy packages to some other dir (and hence user more
space after all) because the source is "only a cache" ?


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