Re: Optimising Debian-CD
Le Tue, Apr 09, 2002 at 11:43:18AM +0100, Philip Hands écrivait:
> If the CD building machine had a tendency to corrupt data comming off
> it's disks (as happened with a previous incarnation of open) or the
> mirroring run had failed in a subtle way, then a simple loop mount of
> each image, and running md5sum -c on each, should catch that straight
> away if the md5sums were not locally recalculated.
You can do whatever you want, but we should try to limit the number of
dependencies we create against the mirror. What I mean is that it should
still work even if the md5sum.gz is missing from the local mirror...
> A slightly more ambitious replacement would be to generate the Packages
> files by taking the records out of the main archive's Packages files.
I don't think it's worth it. On the contrary, building it again using
the overrides file (local and from the mirror) is a good idea since it
lets you define your own "standard" for example (overriding Debian's
Yeah, you're one of the very few people who builds images for all
arches, so it's an improvement for you since it would be faster ... but
I don't see what other wins we'd have. The possibility that the files
get corrupted between the mirror and the CD set is quite limited.
Raphaël Hertzog -+- http://strasbourg.linuxfr.org/~raphael/
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