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Re: jigdo-port/lite/lite2win (Re: web pages)

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002, J.A. Bezemer wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Richard Atterer wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 04:34:52PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> [..]
> > > It seems the best thing would be to decide finally if we're going to
> > > push jigdo or not. We can't have it recommended and mark it
> > > <strong>beta</strong>, that's an oxymoron, at least in Debian. :)
> Start pushing now. As far as I'm concerned, jigdo has just left beta stage.
> (That's the jigdo scheme, not necessarily jigdo 0.6.1 ;-)
> On the future of the electronic Debian CD image distribution: I propose that
> cdimage.debian.org will stop offering the CD images via rsync, as soon as
> possible. Jigdo does a _much_ better job: the biggest template is only 8 MB
> (alpha binary-1) and offering the templates via HTTP shouldn't produce any
> significant load.

I agree with this. I just haven't suggested it, because I haven't dared to
try and compile/use jigdo on our platform (AIX). From what I have read
about it, it does seem to be the answer to the mirroring problem.

> Mirrors can mirror the templates with wget. If a mirror admin has the
> space/bandwidth, a simple script (print-missing>list, make-image
> --files-from=list) can convert them quickly to full images (under 10 minutes
> per image on my K6/450Mhz) when a local full Debian FTP mirror is available.

Which would be much faster and less load on the master site than the
current way of trying to find a mirror that has already gotten the images
because cdimage.debian.org seems to be overloaded. (I can't even get to
http://cdimage.debian.org/~costar/jigdo/ right now.)

> So for end users we'll have two download methods: jigdo and HTTP/FTP.
> First-tier mirrors (mirroring from cdimage.d.o) can only use jigdo.
> The Pseudo-Image Kit and rsync download/mirroring will be discontinued.

Well, except for second+-tier mirrors, I'm guessing that a bunch of the
first-tier mirrors will have rsync in addition to HTTP/FTP.

/Mattias Wadenstein - mostly interested in the mirroring problem

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