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Re: (d-i) download improvements

Op 05-03-2007 om 20:56 schreef peter green:
> > 
> > try this:
> > 
> > wget http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-builds/daily/20070304-1/i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
> This is a problem though, using symlinks for the downloads like this
> rather than just updating the links essentially means that any user who
> doesn't pay carefull attention to how things are done and has a long
> download containing resumes (e.g. a user who has a slow and unstable
> internet connection)will get a broken image. That seems to me to be
> a large loss for a relatively small gain.

I do know what you mean.  
And I think I have now a clue for failed installations who couldn't be
explained. I do feel sorry for those who did a download and the next day
again with the same outcome, because they got both times hit
by the daily build switch.

> btw are we ever likely to get a proper tool for downloading images
> in a peicewise fassion? jigdo-lite is really terrible (no progress
> indication, unclear if its resuming or starting again etc). Bittorrent
> is banned or highly throttled on many networks and even when it is
> availible is only suitable for the most popular images.

Point seen, in fact "Good pointsss seen".
My advice is to split them in separate wishlist bugreports against
the (pseudo)package[1] ftp.debian.org

Geert Stappers

[1] http://www.nl.debian.org/Bugs/pseudo-packages

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