[CentOS] UC What happened to 6.1

Wed Nov 16 19:29:58 UTC 2011
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 16 Nov 2011, Nataraj wrote:

> Unfortunately, I don't know of any distros that cater to anyone with
> that level of security requirement anymore (or even someone who just
> didn't have an Internet connection).  There used to be distros where you
> could receive updates monthly on a CDROM.  Nowaday's all distros that
> I'm aware of require internet access.  I believe Apple has stopped
> offering CD's or USB sticks of their OS and instead offer a BIOS that
> knows how to install over the Internet.

The way updates are shipped (in rpm form in a yum repo) works perfectly fine
if you copy it onto portable media.  I'd argue CentOS *does* cater for those
people.  Yum doesn't assume things are on the network, it's quite happy
pointing at file based repos.