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Re: what about jigdo templates?

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 08:38:11PM -0300, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
>I reported here on May 27 that I didn't manage to generate many iso
>images from jigdo templates because it says the checksums don't match.
>This is a significant hindrance for us because we have to download the
>images to our mirror, which is a big waste of bandwidth and time.
>I've downloaded the templates from several mirrors and they all fail
>the checksum so the problem is probably not here. Also, I had already
>created all images using jigdo some weeks ago without problem.
>How can we discover what's happening? Who creates these images? Should
>I file a bug report? To what package?

Hi Carlos,

Apologies for not responding earlier - I took a weekend off from
Debian stuff (my birthday!). I've just checked on one of the template
files you first reported a problem with. Using newly-downloaded files
from cdimage.debian.org:

tack:~$ md5sum debian-40r0-i386-DVD-1.template 
8ebf5f9cec0b0615816477d457fb9557  debian-40r0-i386-DVD-1.template
tack:~$ zgrep "Template Hex MD5sum" debian-40r0-i386-DVD-1.jigdo
# Template Hex MD5sum 8ebf5f9cec0b0615816477d457fb9557

I don't see any corruption there, I'm afraid. However, your original
mail contained other errors:

i386.dvd.log-ln: creating symbolic link `template' to `/home/ftp/debian-cd/4.0_r0/i386/jigdo-dvd/./debian-40r0-i386-DVD-1.template': File exists
i386.dvd.log:2007-05-27 13:02:36:     Error - template checksum mismatch

Those errors about failing to create symlinks may well be the cause of
your problem, in fact - check on the file "template" in your jigdo
temporary directory and you'll probably find your problem there.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Is there anybody out there?

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