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Re: Are PIK mirrors obsolete?

On Mon, 27 May 2002, Richard Atterer wrote:

> On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 12:57:01AM +0200, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> > The downsides if jigdo is that it is a fairly complex C++ program
> > which means some portability issues when dealing with older systems.
> FWIW, I fixed a few issues lately. I suspect it still won't work for
> you, but if you have the time you can try it out again and tell me
> where it fails now.

I'll try it when I get time, hopefully next week, I'll also check how it
performs when both source and destination are nfs-mounted directories.

But since we do need a temporary server anyway to be able to handle the

> > There exists a C port, but that is not actively maintained
> > currenlty. It is also a fairly new system, which means just the
> > obvious bugs have been noticed and taken care of. I believe there
> > are some usability issues to take care of after The Release.
> What "usability issues"? :) I'm making slow progress with the jigdo
> GUI app if that's what you mean...

Mostly the general feeling of the programs and scripts. There are some
rough edges, nothing that isn't easily fixed when you actually notice
exactly what they are. But this usually needs new users, once you are used
to handling the program and scripts, you don't notice them.

That is why I was refering to this as a thing for the future, I just have
this general feeling, but I can't think of any particular issues.

> > http://www.acc.umu.se/~maswan/debian-push/jigdo-mirror
> >
> > Richard: Perhaps the jigdo-mirror script should be in a more
> > official place than here and in the list archives?
> jigdo-mirror has been part of the last two jigdo releases. I always
> had the feeling that nobody bothers to read my release announcements.
> ;-P

Sorry, i haven't had the time to read them in detail. I just checked
the webpage now when responding to this.

> On Mon, May 27, 2002 at 01:31:10AM +0200, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> > The jigdo-mirror script would be the equivalent of debcdmirror, it
> > could probably use some work since I think I am the only one that
> > has reported usage of it (and I found some issues).
> Yes, so far yours was the only feedback.
> > Or you could wait until after the woody release, jigdo is new and
> > really put into place with the distribution of woody images. I'm
> > sure most issues will be dealt with a couple of weeks after that.
> Are you thinking of any particular "issues"?

None that I can think of, but then I'm the only feedback so far. It would
be a resonable guess that there will be some more, especially when it
comes to usability.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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