Re: jigdo-lite scanning the archive
On Thu, Jul 20, 2006 at 11:08:13PM +0200, Baurzhan Ismagulov wrote:
> I'm using jigdo just occasionally, and scanning takes so much time that
> it isn't worth to use jigdo: Downloading the whole CD image is faster.
> Besides, I have an unstable mirror and download stable images, so, after
> some time after the release, the most files are not in the mirror anyway.
> Could jigdo just be lazy and look up files as it needs them?
jigdo's scanning mode is intended for the case where you have a directory
of Debian packages which is not organized in any particular way, so jigdo
reads each file to find out its md5sum. It creates and uses a cache for
this, but if you track unstable, you might not benefit too much from the
cache due to the high number of changes in unstable.
If you have a local Debian mirror on your harddisc, note that it is
possible to specify "file:/" URLs when jigdo-lite asks for a Debian mirror.
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