[LAU] A sound decision

Ray Rashif schivmeister at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 05:01:37 EDT 2010

On 17 March 2010 15:58, Arnold Krille <arnold at arnoldarts.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wednesday 17 March 2010 08:32:15 Ray Rashif wrote:
>> Oo 10 years..yeah that could work. I'm not a frequent update either,
>> but anyway a little guesstheomatical fun:
> <snip>
>> ## Conclusion ##
>> Assuming the average schooling and working Archer reads 10 articles a
>> day, it would take approx. 7 days or a week (inclusive of the
>> less-than-half-hour pacman -Syyu) to overcome this updating feat.
> Having worked with gentoo and therefore knowing the update-processes in such a
> setup, I can tell you that your calculation is senseless. Its not wrong in the
> mathematical sense, although you can't really add up update-sizes because
> after some months you will realize that not every in-between version of an app
> to go from the initially installed one to the final one will have to be
> downloaded and installed.
> But its wrong because the time and trouble for updates aren't the download
> times but the times when you configure and reconfigure services. And when you
> try to manage to get your current distribution-tool to work with the
> repository present in ten years. And the time to learn about which apps and
> libs have been deprecated and discontinued and which new apps and libs replace
> these...

Definitely, and those haven't even been factored in. And also,
packages will definitely grow to be larger than they are now.

Actually, I only wanted to say "Oh, 10 years? Good luck!"



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