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Re: Installing Stretch/Testing with absolute minimal bandwith useage




On Tue 13 Jun 2017 at 14:37:08 -0400, Greg Wooledge wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 07:28:09PM +0100, Brian wrote:
> > Being bandwidth constrained is a consideration, but updates to a stable
> > installation rarely involve more than a few 10s of MB.
> 
> But only because a machine with no Internet connectivity won't have a
> (graphical) web browser installed.  Those browser updates will happily
> chew through hundreds of MB per month.

The invitation to update a browser can always be ignored if the download
exceeds or is close to the limit for the month. Most of the time a point
upgrade is modest. 

The essential point when bandwidth is a factor:

This machine doesn't access the internet: point upgrades are of marginal
relevance.

This machine does access the internet: judgement on whether the point
upgrade gives a cost-benefit advantage.

-- 
Brian.