[Ilugc] debian netinstall
- From: sridharinfinity@xxxxxxxxx (Sridhar R)
- Date: Tue Aug 10 19:18:23 2004
Suraj <suraj@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sridhar R wrote:
I'm only talking about incremental upgrades (ie.,. upgrades that I do
once or twice a month). Everytime I upgrade it tells me that there are
around 200+ packages to upgrade. It depends on your installation.
Well, this is where gentoo stacks up good. In gentoo you have the
concept of 'system' and 'world'. 'system' means only core packages.
'world' means packages in world file. Whenever you emerge (install) a
package that package is added to the world file, but *NOT* the
dependencies. Updating a gentoo box is simply running the command
'emerge world' that will *only* update the packages specified in world
file (which is equivalent to saying upgrading packages of interest to
user and 'system'). In contrast debian will upgrade the
user-specified (in world file, for gentoo) packages along with all
other packages installed as dependencies (which in gentoo, doesn't as
they are not listed in world file).
I hope this the reason for the great difference in upgrade size b/w
debian and gentoo.
Any successful dialup user keeping his(/her?) debian box updated?
Sridhar - http://www.cs.annauniv.edu/~rsridhar
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