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Re: Torrents mystifying and not seeded

On Thu, 1 Dec 2005, David Liontooth 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/

Oh, sorry, we just rearranged some stuff and that is an old location that have obsolete torrents and should go away. We will fix that soon.

As said on:


"Official CD/DVD images of the "testing" distribution (regenerated weekly) - on cdimage.debian.org" which links to: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/

Which is the current location of the testing images. No torrents yet there, but that's because we haven't solved how to make them properly and keep them seeded yet.

The demand for weekly images is low enough though, that bittorrent isn't much of a help. Rather the opposite, a plain http download is likely to be faster (much faster if you have a fast internet connection).

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.

As has been said, those are different CDs.

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.

Yes, but getting just cd1, which should be the most common case, is fairly painful with most bittorrent clients on a batch 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.

We'll be cleaning up so that others won't make the same mistake. Thanks for the report.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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