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Re: [Roland Mas <lolando@debian.org>] Re: debian-installer status -- 2002-10-14

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Richard Atterer wrote:

> On Wed, Oct 30, 2002 at 02:02:20AM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > would you make the appropriate files (*.jigdo and *.template)
> > available through anonymous rsync? I had to wget -r to get them, and
> > that gives me lots of unneeded files (HTML stuff mostly). And it's
> > hard to keep up-to-date.
> Well, rsync isn't really /that/ useful for jigdo/template files
> because the data of those files is compressed in an rsync-unfriendly
> way with zlib...

But rsync is still a convenient way to mirror a directory structure.

> wget's mirror functionality isn't great. You could try lftp instead,
> it can omit the HTML files and also delete old files:
> lftp -c 'open http://foo.com/bar/; mirror --verbose --delete . /tmp/bar'

Sure, that works too. Not as convenient as just adding yet another rsync
if you run a largish mirror at least. But that might not be the case here.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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