On Fri, 2009-09-18 at 00:21 +0530, Aditya Patawari wrote:
A few days back we had an install fest in my college. We also had
same concerns. There is no need to provide repo to 120 people all at
once since install DVD has *enough* packages. You can show them how to
install on one laptop and then they can do it themselves later on.
Supporting 120 people might result in a crashed server.
Why we need local repos: To make the systems usable.
As I already mentioned, the college intranet's too bad to even try
installing the multimedia etc over it.
These packages are the ones that fedora doesnt include in the dvd. (the
not open source stuff). They happen to be sort of necessary to show
newbies that linux has what windows does, only much better.
Also, since they've been given windows vista and 7, the partitioning
requires "special skills". We really can't expect them to do it all on
their own. We walk them through the entire process. Takes a while, but
it gets everyone happily working on a fedora system.
Best way of providing repo : just get a computer from your college
authorities (don't use a laptop) and create a local repo there. We
have done the same here and it is working just fine.
Sadly, all they'll give us is a room with a projector in it.
To get DVDs from fedora, you have to file a ticket on fedorahosted. I
am not sure of the exact link.
Thanks, I'll look into it.
On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 12:04 AM, Ankur Sinha
Taking stats from the install fest at the OpenWeek last
sem, we set approx 120 laptops
free with Fedora. For the OpenWeek, we had burnt our own media
laptops). This caused wastage etc. (since manipal does not
have a place
that burns mass media, and laptop dvd burners tend to fail
succeed).Hence, I'd like to request media for the Install
Another issue we need help on: "How to make a local repo
120 ppl during the install fest."
The situation is this: we dont have hardware(routers etc.),
intranet, uhm, *sucks*, and giving them repos burnt onto a dvd
causes lots of wastage.
What we do have : All the lug members who'll help will have
What would be the best way of providing the local repos?