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Re: Torrents mystifying and not seeded

Michael Loftis wrote:

> --On December 1, 2005 11:09:57 PM -0800 David Liontooth
> <liontooth@cogweb.net> wrote:
>> Greetings --
>> On my persistent search for a working Debian testing iso, I'm trying
>> torrents from http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/weekly/torrents/i386/
>> Why are these iso images of different sizes?
>> debian-testing-i386-binary-12.iso is 642.24MB and
>> debian-testing-i386-binary-1.iso is 630.01MB. These are clearly
>> different iso images, but they have the same date stamp in the
>> directory.
>> Along the same line, where are there 14 different torrents? The point of
>> torrents is to have as many as possible download the same torrent.
>> Distribution is maximally effective with one single torrent.
>> Neither of these torrents are seeded and the download is stuck.
>> I've spent six hours now trying to get a working Debian CD and have made
>> no headway.
> Also FYI, I think most people use jigdo or jigdo-lite, not torrents. 
> And you don't want testing, you want stable, unless you're making a
> non-production box.

I run sid on everything and I'm quite happy. I'm really not a newbie to
Debian -- it's the system I've been using everyday for years. I run it
on servers, on my laptop, on amd64 machines. That's why I just can't
believe how hard it is to get a working CD.

I tried jigdo, but now that I know it wants to download 14 CDs, I know
that's not what I need -- I'm on a fast campus backbone.

So there's no working etch to be had? Nobody knows of a working etch
install CD?


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