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Re: woody ISOs for non-i386?

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 07:57:05AM +1000, jason andrade wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Richard Atterer wrote:
> > FWIW, it /might/ be possible that jigdo reaches a usable state by
> > the time woody is released at Christmas[0]. IMHO, this would solve
> > our CD mirror problems.
> as a mirror-admin[0] `end user' does this mean jigdo replaces the
> PIK-2 which i remember reading might have problems generating woody
> images ?

It will be able to fully replace the PIK. However, its main goals are

- making special CD image mirrors completely unnecessary - /any/
  Debian mirror can be used to download the images
- getting rid of rsync. rsync is a cool program and works well for
  syncing images between mirrors, but it's not good to use for end
  users because it puts such a high load on the server. (Also,
  corporate firewalls often block the port.)

> i've downloaded jigdo.. i'm contemplating whether i can use it to
> generate weekly debian woody and/or sid iso images at least for i386
> and maybe for some of the other architectures.

jigdo by itself cannot generate the image. It's more like a
post-processing stage: The finished image is fed to jigdo which
generates the much smaller ".template" file, in which .deb package
contents are replaced with references to the package (via a checksum). 
Using the template and your local Debian mirror, you can recreate the



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