CD/DVD based dist-upgrades should be possible

Registered by Michael Vogt on 2006-06-08

It should be possible for people without network to upgrade their system via regular ubuntu cd/dvds.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Matt Zimmerman
Priority:
High
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Vogt
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for edgy
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Michael Vogt on 2006-08-29
Completed by
Michael Vogt on 2007-02-08

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Review: Spec looks OK to me although the Design section is still a little telegram-style. -iwj 22.6.06
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mdz: I recommend not including the speed test in the initial implementation unless there is an existing tool we can hook into trivially. Measuring the user's bandwidth capacity is beyond the scope of this spec. Also, please expand the description of how the CD will be detected: presumably different actions should result when the CD contains a new release, and when it only contains some newer packages (e.g., update or langpack CD).
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mvo: adressed the points of mdz (thanks!)
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Approved, mdz 2006-06-29
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mvo: work is prgressing, I updated the spec page with the implementation status
01-09-2006: updates for "update-notifier", "dist-upgrader", "debian-cd" are in the archive, needs testing now
06-09-2006: setting to beta-available because the current alternate CDs contain the required files and the current update-notifier will know about CDs that can be upgraded
2007-02-08: works fine since edgy

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