Re: Personal Debian mirror
On 8/4/05, Preston Boyington <PBoyington@polyengineering.com> wrote:
> I have come to the point of needing / wanting my own partial Debian mirror (amd64 and i386). I've been reading about debmirror but when I tried it my mirror didn't look quite like what I thought it should. All the packages were dumped into folders under "pool/" and folders it created such as "stable", "unstable", and "woody" were essentially empty. (Now I am trying an rsync string to see what the difference will be.)
This is normal. Since distributions often share packages, they are
stored only once, in pool/, and the distribution directories refer to
the pool packages.
> I was wondering if other people could give me some feedback on how they did their mirrors. What commands did you use and where are there some good howto's on doing it as efficiently as possible?
> Also, since I don't want to mirror the ISO files I was wondering how difficult it would be to use something like jigdo to create the disks from my own mirror?
If your mirror has all the packages it needs it should be easy - just
give jigdo-lite the address of your own mirror instead of one of the
main debian ones.