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Re: Upgrading with a low data cap

On 2018-10-08 12:06, songbird wrote:
mick crane wrote:
On 2018-10-07 20:04, songbird wrote:

  i used to run on dialup and hated how long it took
for some things to download.  the package debdelta
did help some at that time, but i have no idea if the
service is even still there let alone functional.

I installed Gentoo once over dialup
It took two weeks.

  i used to take the USB stick to the library to download
big packages when needing updates.  glad i haven't had to
do that in a while, but i still have a relatively slow
connection (about 10M/minute) compared to many, but it's
much better than dialup.

think I did that once to build Scribus, tracking down the dependencies was a nightmare.


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