Keith C. Perry on 22 Jul 2015 07:41:53 -0700

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LOL, that just got complicated and I disagree with the premise.

I'm going to assume we are talking about new users here- the person who gets an .iso off the internet and wants to give things a go.

Local repository is NOT... I repeat NOT going to be the default or even best method.

The fact that you should do an update after an install is a matter of process perhaps even a best practice and I don't believe we should be hiding that from new users.

Also keep in that someone who participates in the installfest might want to do their own and again the easiest thing for them to replicate and get started on the most common methods.

That said, I don't see why both methods can't be shown since several distros will be available.  I'm not sure how Chris is planning on running this yet.

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From: "Matt Mossholder" <>
To: "Philadelphia Linux User's Group Discussion List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 10:16:37 AM
Subject: Re: [PLUG] FOSSCon?

On Wed, Jul 22, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Jim Fisher <> wrote:
And the last thing/impression you want to have for a new recipient is
"slow" or even far worse, "fail".

It's far easier to tell them to update when they get home. They
understand the reasoning when explained.

Local repos get tricky in the sense of offering multiple install
choices. But anything is better than nothing. So whatever anyone is
willing to do will be gladly accepted.

But as far as the installfest portion - it's far better to approach as

You could always using something like apt-cacher (pre-populated before the event) to ensure you are minimizing bandwidth impact, while also making sure the packages are still current. Combined with a pre-seed file to auto-select the packages and to remove the configuration for apt-cacher once the install is done, it would make a convenient solution. 


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