Re: slink_cd v 1.07 out
On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, John Lapeyre wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> On 24 Feb 1999, John Lapeyre wrote:
>> > Hi, I am trying slink_cd 1.07 and have several problems.
>> OK, fire away.
>> > image1 does not seem to work. It still trys to build all images.
>> > changing DISKLIST by hand in the script takes care of most of this.
>> Really, what errors are you seeing? If it's a complain about missing
>> files, don't worry. It's a bug, but a non-serious one. Ah, or are you
>> noticing it's building trees for the others too? What command-line are
> Sorry , I don't have it anymore. I used image1 and not images, I
>error messages ( execpt maybe no volid, no extras for disk 1 ). Yes, I was
>noticing that it was building trees for other disks. Maybe this is
>necessary ? I didn't make it far enought to see which images were built.
If you don't specify single_disk then the trees will be built for all
disks - this is unfortunately required because of the way the disks
interact. The image[12345s] step just specifies which ISO images to make
from the trees.
>> You should run the genlist step to make _any_ binary CDs, unless you want
>> to supply the complete list of packages yourself. Perhaps I should
>> document this better, it was not always the case.
> This probably wasn't too clear. Eventually, the docs should
>be improved, but at this point there are probably more important things
>for you to do, like making sure the images are perfect within a week
>(pressure ! :-) )
> I did genlist and things seemed to be working. I can't finish the
>test, because my mirror is not complete. I moved it from one HD to another
>and the links into hamm were not made (probably forgot the -a in cp -ar ).
> Ill go back tonight, maybe, and
>copy the my original mirror of hamm and slink, and give it a try again over
>the next couple of days. I don't plan on modifying your package lists
>any, but at least you will have one more data point.
> I have trouble mirroring. I finally got 'fmirror' to work
>pretty well. 'mirror' sometimes transfers only a few K per s (don't
>know why). 'lurkftp' used to work a little for me. Now it just kind of
>sits there and doesn't do anything. fmirror just starts downloading
>files as fast as my connection will allow, which is what I want. I
>found that includes and excludes don't quite work as documented, but
>after an hour or so of work, I got something that did the trick. I
>had to mirror all of hamm with fmirror, because if I ask it to follow
>links, then it makes a seperate mirror for frozen and slink, and god
>knows what else it would duplicate. I guess with some scripting, one
>could make something that works more efficiently.
Hmmm. Mirror seems to work fine for me here, just works.
Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software email@example.com
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