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FLISoL Bogota 2009 - The good, the bad and the ugly

Apr 29, 2009, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edmundo Carmona)

[ Thanks to Edmundo for this link. ]

"We were going to have some servers with mirrors of the repositories of the major distributions. Unfortunately the mirrors weren't up till a couple of hours later which meant that the first installations that went through had to download stuff from internet repositories.... and with so many installations going on at once, you can guess how fast that went through. Unfortunately not having the mirrors from the start could have easily added 20 minutes (being optimistic) to the installation times of that first round. For my second installation the mirrors were already in place and that went much faster.

"The thing to keep in mind for every installation you do is trying to get it well done in as short amount of time as possible, and having the "customer" understand the basic things (most important of all: package manager). That can be a little tricky to balance."

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