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Re: feedback from first time Debian CD user

On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 03:21:57PM -0800, a b wrote:
> On http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#why-jigdo  it says:
> > Why should I use this "jigdo" program? I prefer a simple HTTP or FTP 
> > download!
> > [...]
> > Do not be afraid to try out jigdo! The complex process of generating 
> > the CD image is completely hidden from you...
> This argument didn't win me over. I read a fair bit about jigdo (the
> mini-HOWTO) before deciding not to use it. Primarily I was interested
> in determining whether additional disk space would be required, as I
> was planning to download the files on a machine that had just barely
> enough space to hold one ISO. It didn't sound like jigdo was a good
> choice in that case.

Actually, it is - it does *not* temporarily need twice the amount of disc 
space of the image it downloads, it only needs the space for the image plus 
something in the order of 20-50MB of temporary storage.



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