Re: CD images?
On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, jason andrade wrote:
> On 20 Sep 1999, Philip Hands wrote:
> > http://panic.et.tudelft.nl/~costar/pseudo-image-kit/pseudo-image-kit-1.0.tgz
> > which will allow you to rsync an image, without downloading all the
> > packages again. Grab the packages lists from the same directories as
> > the CD images (with *.list filenames), then use the pseudo-image kit
> > to build images that you can rsync over to finally get the images.
> is this considered best for bootstrapping images, or should we do this
> for all cdimage mirrors ?
Possibly yes. Especially with new releases when lots of packages are updated.
> i'm a bit hesitant to use the software that
> people have been discussing (YACS?) etc, to build iso images from the
> debian dist here - i have no idea if it even runs on Solaris.
The Pseudo-Image Kit should run on all UNIXes. I've tested it on a really dumb
HP/UX and it runs fine. The main problem is compiling rsync ;-)