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Re: Debian live can't be downloaded by bittorrent (while .torrent files are online)

On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:08:28PM +0200, Mateusz Poszwa wrote:
>On Mon, 31 May 2010 16:58:44 -0300
>Carlos Carvalho <carlos@fisica.ufpr.br> wrote:
>> Daniel Baumann (daniel@debian.org) wrote on 31 May 2010 21:20:
>>  >On 05/31/2010 08:28 PM, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
>>  >> Well, I was going to do that now, but there appears not to be any
>>  >> torrents made for the -live images, at least I can't find any.
>>  >
>>  >as said, whoever is in charge of creating the torrents didn't do it. i
>>  >don't know who that is, and it didn't happen. but i assume that this
>>  >person is reading debian-cd@lists.debian.org, so for the next point release, we
>>  >will hopefully have official torrents back.
>>  >
>>  >for the current one, a brave user stepped ahead and filled the gap a few
>>  >days ago (which is what we're currently linking to from live.debian.net).
>> If enough mirrors had these images wouldn't it be sufficient for
>> users? Debian has a good mirror network, and I suppose downloading
>> from a mirror is equivalent to doing it via torrent, *if* the mirror
>> has enough bandwidth.
>> If jigdo is provided for these images it'd be easy to pull them and
>> produce the files here. It could be automated so that our mirror is
>> pushed whenever a new version is in place, just like it happens with
>> the usual images. ftp.br.debian.org is available to do it.
>AFAIK reasonable .jigdo files cannot be created for Debian-live because
>the images are compressed and jigdo requires the image to contain
>exact copies of parts.
>It is possible to make a .jigdo file which points to packages contained
>in the image, but jigdo cannot build such image.

Correct. We'd need to extend the jigdo format and code quite a lot to
do anything useful.

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