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Re: Bits from the CD team: plans for debian-cd v3.0

On Thu, Jul 14, 2005 at 08:27:05PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> writes:
>> We're planning on avoiding most of that - all the packages and source
>> files have MD5 entries we can read. And apt-ftparchive is too slow, so
>> we're going to avoid it.
>I thought you (someone said anyway) wanted to stick with
>apt-ftparchive instead of mangling the Packages, Sources and Contents
>files but enable the caching to speed up the process. That way only
>the first build would be slow.

No, apt-ftparchive is not fast enough for me. We already have all the
md5 information in the Packages files in the archives...

>>>What would be real great though would be to combine this with the
>>>realy realy fast jigdo file creation. If you don't create iso images
>>>you don't even need the debs. Just get the Packages/Sources files,
>>>create jidgo, done. Would that be possible? Creating isos without
>>>local mirror could then go this way and run jigdo to create images.
>> You're psychic - that's exactly what we've been thinking about. There
>> are some issues to think about in this scheme, for example the fact
>> that some files _have_ to be downloaded as they will go directly into
>> the template file as raw data. But it might be possible to generate
>> skeleton jigdo files in a few seconds per CD if we get this
>> right... :-)
>You probably need to get the indices/md5sum.gz file to fill in the
>md5sums for tools and docs too. But all that is peanuts compared to
>5GB for dvd1. :)

Yes, exactly. *grin*

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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