Re: sunsite.org.uk - rsync access to cd-images
> > You need enough room spare to have two copies of the largest file you're
> > rsyncing.
> Wouldn't be easier to build an image with YACS and then rsync that? Or
> have I missed something?
I think that's effectively what we're talking about.
1) create some sort of image that's close enough
2) rsync the official one on top
It seems that step 1) could probably be achieved by cat-ing the package files
together (with a bit of padding), which would probably be fairly quick, and
doesn't require anything more than the list of packages.
We should be able to do this in a simple script, in which case we can have
people do it without having them have to install anything more than rsync
itself. That way people that don't actually run Linux might have some chance
of doing it, and we could request that our mirrors use it as a mirroring
method, especially since all the CD image mirrors generally mirror the full
Hm, I wonder how much effort it would be to patch rsync to take a list of
extra files from which to try and find the download data. That way, we could
just point rsync at the .deb's in the ftp archive, and it could pick out the
data it needed, without the image build step.