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