[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: [maemo-users] 'Locking down' software installation

From: Andy Mulhearn unxmully at mac.com
Date: Thu Feb 15 20:39:58 EET 2007
On 15 Feb 2007, at 16:47, Paul Klapperich wrote:

> On 2/15/07, Marius Vollmer <marius.vollmer at nokia.com> wrote:
> > My only concern would be getting into a Windows XP-like situation
> > where you reinstall with XP SP1 becaude that's what came with your
> > system and then have to install SP2 and 100+ hotfixes to get back to
> > where you were.
> I have zero experience with Windows, so I don't know how painful it is
> what you describe.
> That, in particular, would be solved by having a somewhat recent  
> flash image like you mentioned earlier. What he's describing would  
> be akin to having to install Ubuntu Dapper and then having to patch  
> your way up to Feisty Fawn, or similar. Generally not a danger, but  
> it certainly takes a long time.

With the added joys of having to authenticate your software, download  
a new copy of dpkg/apt-get, reboot three times, re-authenticate your  
licence, phone Microsoft when you fail authentication, reboot and  
wait an hour while all the patches install.


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