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Re: Debian CD-image

Thanks again Anne,

I checked the file structure on an i386 version 2.1 CD I bought from LinuxCentral. Here
the file structure and names do match and use the long file format so using the CD
directly as a local archive should work; will give the a try tomorow.

I will remake the ISO file structure tomorrow per your instructions for the Sparc CD
and also give it a try.

I am presently "make-pseudo-image" of the binary-sparc-1.list from an ftp site; 9
hours, 235 Mb, 4 freezing of DOS program while getting files which could only be
restarted with a reboot of the computer.

I have read, and re-read the README file many times and believe I understand what is
meant, but it is was a bit confusing for a first time user needing to dig deep enough
to find the files structures did not match as the cause of the problem.  Rysnc has a
steep learning curve.

Thanks again and good night,

Peter Myers

"J.A. Bezemer" wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Feb 2000, Peter Myers wrote:
> > Anne and Peter:
> >
> > Thanks for the fast replies. I guess I forgot to say I am using the Pseudo-Image
> > Kit version 2 under Windoze, Windows 98, PIII 600, SCSI everything.
> > As an experiment I tried renaming some of the local files to what is on the
> > binary-sparc-1.list and I received a lot less warnings and "files not found".
> > The make-pseudo-image appears to be case sensitive and does not use the
> > translation tables.
> I did some more investigation, and it appears that the Sparc CDs are the only
> ones without Joliet (=long filenames for Win). So you get the DOS (8.3) names
> which obviously don't match the .list files.
> Phil (if you're looking ;-) : this should be corrected before 2.1_r5.
> >
> > I followed your suggestion to use the  2.1r2 image as pseudo-image, and just skip
> > make-pseudo-image. I could not get this to work
> On Win systems, you've got to use a CD-ripping/burning program, that can
> re-make an .iso file of the CD. (And that .iso must have 2048 bytes/sector
> WITHOUT checksum info (which gives 2352(?) bytes))  That .iso should be named
> binary-sparc-1.iso before starting the rsync as indicated in the README.
> Of course, if you still have the checksum-error-image of 2.1r4, you could also
> try to use that as the base file for rsync.
> The rsync sites ftp.eecs.umich.edu::debian-cd/ and
> sunsite.org.uk::public/packages/debian-cd/ are known to be (mostly) up-to-date
> and fast, so you might try them as well.
> > My note about one file at a time using "make-pseudo-image binary-sparc-1.list
> > ftp://kernel.org/pub/mirrors/debian
> > follows the note shown when starting make-pseudo-image about rsync being modified
> > to handle only one file at a time. Perhaps the rsync program in Windoze could
> > have an option for number of files to transferee at a time. I often download 10+
> > files at a time with no lose in speed.
> Are we talking about the same thing here? The make-pseudo-image program
> constructs one file named "pseudo-image" from lots of files it gets via
> FTP/HTTP/local disk. After you rename "pseudo-image" to, say,
> "binary-sparc-1.iso", you start the rsync program to `update' your home-brew
> .iso file to the official one, that's only _one_ file (there's no need for
> more, and it's not possible either). make-pseudo-image is something very
> different than rsync. Maybe it's an idea to re-read the (entire) README;
> please ask if you don't understand some part of it.
> If you still experience problems, please tell me exactly what commands you
> typed, and what exactly got printed on screen.
> Regards,
>   Anne Bezemer

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