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RE: III -Thoughts, experiences, ideas...RE: Debian slink CD images

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Jim Westveer wrote:

> I goofed up my log of this run ;-(
> I will try again to figure it out tomorrow,
> and get back to you on this item.


>  /math was duplicated in disk2 and disk4.
> I removed math from slink2-list, and I made:
>$ ls -al
>total 2949417
>drwxr-xr-x   2 root     root         1024 Dec 14 07:19 .
>drwxrwxr-x   4 root     staff        1024 Dec 13 22:51 ..
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     658735104 Dec 14 07:05 slink1.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     659068928 Dec 14 07:11 slink2.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     469905408 Dec 14 07:14 slink3.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     663418880 Dec 14 07:19 slink4.raw
>-rw-r--r--   1 root     root     557266944 Dec 14 07:22 slink5.raw

As I thought...

> I will burn a set today and see if I can actually install 'em.

Hang back if you can; I have a slightly improved version (0.7) with
rearrangements so that

a) you only need 3 binary CDs (less disc swapping during install) 
b) the non-US step is now entirely optional.
c) the main source is now split more sensibly down the middle onto two CDs
d) it's more generic and more easily configurable

I'll put it up tonight or mail it to you now if you like...

> I also converted to rsync for my main debian archive updates.
> FYI, here is a script that works for me, your mileage may vary.
>echo "rsync ... update the Debian Archive "
>echo "--dry-run is off"
>rsync  -av \
>--exclude /OfficialCD \
>--exclude /Archive \
>--exclude /Incoming \
>--exclude /dists/sid \
>--exclude /dists/potato/main/binary-arm \
>--exclude /dists/potato/main/binary-hurd-i386 \
>--exclude /dists/potato/main/binary-powerpc \
>--exclude /dists/potato/main/disks-powerpc \
>--exclude /dists/potato/main/binary-sparc \
>--exclude /dists/potato/main/disks-sparc \
>--exclude /local \
>--block-size=20000 \
>--delete \
>debian.xxx.net::debian/ /home/ftp/pub/debian \
>> /root/rsync-test.log

Thanks for the suggestion. It would work for me, but I'm firewalled off
and I don't get rsync access... 

Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
Getting a SCSI chain working is perfectly simple if you remember that there
must be exactly three terminations: one on one end of the cable, one on the
far end, and the goat, terminated over the SCSI chain with a silver-handled
knife whilst burning *black* candles. --- Anthony DeBoer

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