Peter Weber wrote:
>> Anyone gave this any thought? There are still a LOT of dial-up users
>> out here. People seem to forget that, especially the website with all
>> the huge pages. My Space comes to mind on that.
> Even users with high-speed connections want to stay independent and
> free, relying on a network-connection is unsafe.
> I want my backup of my OS in my hand and not on a web-server.
> But I also prefer web-installation because I got immediately up-to-date
Dale, that's true and we worry about that. However, there's so much we
can do about it.
Peter, this is a source distro. The release engineering team created the
GLI for those that wanted pre-compiled packages for a networkless
install. But our regular install has to be network based. If you want to
have a backup of your system, you should look into creating a stage4
image of your system. Also, unlike other distros, one doesn't need to
reinstall to update Gentoo.
> Relying on a network-connection for installation is like relying on the
> Windows-Activation and Windows live-update. If you need it, you can be
> sure, that it will NOT work! Maybe they deny the access, delete the all
> the files through a accident, or some stupid captain cut off your
I've never done a networkless install of Gentoo and I've installed it a
"few" times on several arches without any "network glitches".
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
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