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Re: woody ISOs for non-i386?

On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Richard Atterer wrote:

> - 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 would agree to a certain point - rsync is a great tool for intermirror
stuff.. but it doesn't scale at all well - i believe it is on the todo
list for rsync 3 if/when it gets developed.

> 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
> image.

so the end user runs jigdo and points it at their closest mirror and it
builds the image for em - much like PIK ?


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