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Re: mirror admins.. why you want to use make-pseudo-image..

Or better yet, a script that automatically downloads the latest .list files, 
and a config file with a commented out list of sites to use.  Then you just 
have to delete the comment for a site you prefer (or add on yourself if you 
have a better one not listed), and bam!  You're making your images.

Making the pseudo-image kit more convenient would encourage more 
bandwidth-rich people to use it, and presumably would benefit anyone 
supplying the data.

On Monday 11 December 2000 16:02, jason andrade wrote:
> Hi,
> i just thought i'd mention it.. since i'm finally using it.
> the make pseudo kit is brilliant.. now that i'm running it on
> a Linux based system.  i've had all sorts of problems with it
> under solaris 2.6 and eventually gave up, but i've tried it
> again under redhat linux and it's *extremely* fast.  it's
> a little bit more work (get .list files, create pseudo, move
> pseudo into "right" name, create next pseudo, eventually rsync
> all against cdimage.debian), but i did some comparisons..
> it's much more efficient if you have a full debian mirror locally,
> to create local ISO images and then rsync against the `official'
> or `test' images at cdimage, than it is to try and use 2.2_r0 or
> rev0A cdimages as the same base to rsync against.
> the amount downloaded drops from 50-200M per ISO, to 5-50M per ISO.
> for the mirror admins out there who have the time, i heartily recommend
> trying the pseudo kit to produce your initial 2.2r2 ISO images.
> i would still say that for the majority of users i've talked to, they
> would prefer to just get access to ISO images.  most won't bother with
> using make-pseudo-image to create their ISO because it *is* a bit more
> complicated and it involves normally two steps.   IMHO power users and
> mirror admins are the ones this should be promoted to and there should
> still be a more direct ISO image site listing for end users.
> thanks again J.A and Phil!
> regards,
> -jason

Did you know that if you play a Windows 2000 cd backwards, you 
will hear the voice of Satan?

That's nothing!  If you play it forward, it'll install Windows 2000.

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