Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: James Gibson <twistedhammer@××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] installing using ppp connection.
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 21:33:26
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.44.0204262054540.22808-100000@camero.fantasia.tld
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] installing using ppp connection. by William McArthur
1 On Sat, 27 Apr 2002, William McArthur wrote:
2 > Gentoo isn't modem friendly. On my newest gentoo workstation which is
3 > about a week old I've already downloaded over 500megs of source
4 > packages. While it is possible to download this over a modem it won't be
5 > fun.
7 You just lack the patience to put up with the dial-up. I've been running
8 Gentoo since well before the 1.0 stage and have been keeping it up to
9 date, all on a 56k dial-up, including 3 new versions of XFree. For those
10 of us that don't need an instant gratification fix it works quite well.
11 And guess what: I've probablly pulled down 500MB this week also.
13 That being said I find it baffling why a pppd setup is NOT on the install
14 medium. The bandwidth hogs like yourself would hardly notice; what's
15 another meg on the download to you?! and it would allow the people who
16 want to, to do an install that way.
18 James Gibson


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Re: [gentoo-dev] installing using ppp connection. eric <eric@×××××××××××××××××××.com>