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Greetings.

 

I am considering an upgrade from my 2008.1 to 2010 and need to figure out whether buying the PowerPack is worth it. I installed 2008.1 from the One CD and it took me a month to get everything downloaded and set up. Using the PowerPack might expidite that setup.

 

I went out to the web site which claims to have the package lists:

 

Package Lists

 

but the links to the PowerPack lists are not live links.

 

Does anybody know where I can get an actual list of the packages contained on the DVD instead of just the hype about how great it is?

 

Thanks,

Banjo

(_)=='=~

 

 

[moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman]

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We have covered this topic here before, and unless it's changed - everything is the same, except that you get the Nvidia, ATI, other closed-source/restricted stuff included on the CD/DVD sets, your money supports the distro and keeping it running, as well as the fact you also get support from Mandriva for one year as well.

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Support is for 3 months on the Powerpack download, slim, or box editions. There is no support for the Powerpack Subscription edition.

 

Powerpack is Mandriva and more!...

 

With the Powerpack you will find:

 

* The brand new and unique Mandriva Smart Desktop technology*

* a 3 months period of web support for installation and configuration. You will be helped in discovering Mandriva Linux

* a complete range of exclusive softwares, including the Fluendo DVD reader to watch your favorite movies

* some trial versions of software certified for Mandriva Linux in order to discover new tools;

 

*The Mandriva Smart Desktop : Impossible to find pictures of the last holidays, a very important email or your favorite movie? The Smart Desktop is a unique technology which gives dynamic access to your files in labelling photos, documents, emails, videos, and in managing personal data in a completely personal manner. Smart Desktop makes easier the display, organisation, management and search of stored files in different locations. It offers a consolidated view even when data is saved in different folders, different drivers or different computers of your domestic network.

http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149&products_id=479

 

 

Powerpack Subscription

 

The Powerpack Download Subscription is designed for customers who wish to stay current with the latest Linux technologies, with a fully updated system.

 

Subscribers get for one year:

 

* a permanent access to the 2 last download versions of Mandriva Linux Powerpack,

 

* a 5% discount on a list of products of the Mandriva Store.

http://store.mandriva.com/product_info.php?cPath=149&products_id=73

 

 

See also: http://www2.mandriva.com/linux/which/

Edited by David Batson

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Yes, I have seen the marketing hype on the Mandriva web site. I am fully aware of what the PowerPack is since I have installed two of them.

 

What I am looking for is the actual package list. They used to have that on the web site, but it appears that only the other two versions of the distro have such a list. I basically want to know what I have to download and what is on the DVD because my internet connection is very flakey, and installations are ruined when it goes down in the middle of a download. So my motivation is to avoid the long downloads.

 

Thanks anyway

Banjo

(_)=='=~

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Here is what is on the Powerpack DVD in the restricted repository.

 

$ ls /media/PWP-2010-i586/i586/media/restricted/
acroread-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-da-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-de-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-es-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-fi-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-fr-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-it-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-ja-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-ko-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-nb-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-nl-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-pt-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-sv-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-zh_CN-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-l10n-zh_TW-8.1.7-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-nppdf-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-accessibility-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-checkers-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-comments-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-dva-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-ecmascript-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-extwin-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-forms-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-hls-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-internetaccess-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-legalpdf-7.0.9-2mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-makeaccessible-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-multimedia-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-pddom-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-ppklite-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-readoutloud-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-saveasrtf-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-searchfind-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-sendmail-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-soap-7.0.9-2mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-spelling-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
acroread-plugins-weblink-8.1.7-1.1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
arkeia-8.0.1-1.i586.rpm
arkpldap-8.0.1-1.i586.rpm
arkpmysql-8.0.1-1.i586.rpm
arkwui-8.0.1-1.i586.rpm
flashplayer-10.0.32.18-2mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
flashplayer-plugin-10.0.32.18-2mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
fluendo-dvd-1.0.6-2mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
gstreamer-0.10-fluendo-8-2mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
mdvbackup-2.61a.2-2mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
opera-10.01-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
skype-2.1.0.47-1mdv2010.0.i586.rpm
VariCAD_2009-en-1.02-1.i586.rpm
VariCAD_View_2009-en-1.02-1.i586.rpm
VMware-Player-2.5.3-185404.i386.rpm

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More important for the initial installation is the non-free repository which is included on the PWP DVD but not on the Free DVD.

ftp://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/MandrivaLinux/official/2010.0/i586/media/non-free/release/

 

That's where the installer finds the non Open Source drivers for some hardware.

 

If you install from the Free DVD you can specify the non-free ftp repository as an additional source making the install go as easily as a PWP install.

 

That said buying the PWP to support Mandriva is not a bad thing. :)

 

Ken

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That said buying the PWP to support Mandriva is not a bad thing. :)

 

Ken

 

I agree with that statement.

 

The rest of the stuff just allows you access to some extra stuff that normally you'd have to download once you've got your basic installation running. Whether that is any value to you or not depends on whether you want to have the computer working correctly the first time after install, or whether you don't mind doing a few extra things to get the closed-source items installed by setting up your urpmi repos and downloading/installing as and when you need.

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Most of my problems in my previous install using 2008.1 One were caused by my flaky connection rather than anything wrong with the Mandriva system. The installer was not happy when my DSL modem spontaneously rebooted itself (again) in the middle of a download. :wall:

 

I am not sure that my internet will stay up long enough to download a Free or a PWP. Any idea how big those are? I did manage to grab a 2010.0 One CD to give it a try. It seems to run OK on my system and looked pretty stable compared to the 2009.0 that I tried last time.

 

Thanks for the information.

Banjo

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Mandriva 2010 Free DVD is 4.3GB or thereabouts. I have both 32 bit and 64 bit versions downloaded. If you wish, I can send you the DVD of either or both, whichever you prefer. I don't have the PowerPack version, but it's size will be similar.

 

Otherwise, you'll be looking at approximately 600MB per CD if you download the CD images.

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Thanks for the quick answer. I don't want to put you to any trouble or expense. I will probably buy the PowerPack to get it all together in one place. I have had very good luck with Mandriva so far (my first was in 2003), and it is pretty short money compared to you-know-who which puts out an inferior product.

 

The computer is the family computer, so I have to be a bit circumspect about planning a major upgrade. I don't know exactly when I will get around to doing this.

 

I would upgrade our internet service from DSL to FIOS and then do the downloads, but we are planning on demolishing the house soon to rebuild. I don't want to add anything expensive to the walls that will come crashing down. :lol2:

 

Life is complicated.

 

Banjo

(_)=='=~

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