[maemo-users] 4.2007.38-2 available

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Wed Oct 3 18:40:26 EEST 2007
Eero Tamminen <eero.tamminen at nokia.com> writes:

> I'm pretty sure that the dist-upgrade is going to require tens of
> MBs of free space to do e.g. because some of the packages are pretty
> large (check for example the Browser packages in garage).

Yep, but that doesn't sound unreasonable to me at all.

> Although the update would be automatic, doing all the package upgrades
> (downloading & saving the packages, then upgrading them etc) will be
> taking a lot of time.  Marius, are we talking about hours here?

No, I expect something more like minutes to tens of minutes.  (But I
am a convicted optimist when it comes to things like this.)  The one
data point I don't really have is installing a 40 MiB update, which
happened in a couple of minutes.

(I regularily update my device to follow Sardine, but those are really
small updates, in the order of one or two megabytes, and they usually
happen in less than a minute.)

> (During which the device may not run out of free space or battery
> or you might need to reflash anyway.)

It might be possible to automatically rescue a device after a
interrupted update: we still have the needed packages in the apt
archive cache and can retry the update very early on the next boot.

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