Re: Update 2.2r3 images via rsync?
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I do not have room for a full Debian mirror, so I do not have the sources for
> the PIK on the local network. I will have to snag them from another Debian
> mirror over the Net.
> Given that information, I will use rsync to update my 2.2r3 ISOs to 2.2r4?
it's worth a shot. if you want to try and use rsync from a host other than
debian-cd, they're also available via rsync from
i don't mirror both -1 ISO images - only 1_NONUS. this is for disk space reasons.
i have only build i386 images - i plan to build/sync the others over the course
of the day.. hmm. i really need to hack PIK to take an argument to create a filename
rather than moving it after creation..
> This is the way to go if I am interpreting the information correctly. My
> conclusions presume that using PIK will xfer as much as a whole new rsync. So,
> give rsync a chance to sort things out.
you're right. PIK will grab essentially 650M and you then need to get a further
20-50M to "clean up" each ISO.
> Any recommendations for block size?
no idea at all. again, if you can try various different block sizes, it'd be
i think the default is extremely small, 70 or thereabouts ? (someone will correct
me i'm sure..) which works ok generally but might not be suitable for content
which you hope is made up of large files without changes..