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Re: knoppix/bootcd like software?

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Op vrijdag 7 maart 2003 08:35, schreef Andreas Tille:
> In my opinion it is not the question whether it is easy or not. 
> Remastering Knoppix means in any case getting a > 700 MB file from a
> limited set of mirrors. This will become a hard task in the future and
> makes really no sense if you just need a limited subset of the data on this
> iso image.  It would be *really* stupid to grab a complete iso image just
> to remaster the latest Knoppix where just some files might be changed.

Jigdo comes to mind:

Description: Download Debian CD images from any Debian mirror
 Using the jigdo-lite script contained in this package, you can use
 your nearest "regular" Debian mirror to download Debian CD images,
 instead of having to use one of the few, slow, overloaded mirrors
 that offer the images as direct HTTP or FTP downloads. See
 <http://www.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/> for details.
 Jigsaw Download, or short jigdo, is a scheme developed primarily to
 make it easy to distribute huge filesystem images (e.g. CD (ISO9660)
 or DVD (UDF) images) over the internet, but it could also be used for
 other data which is awkward to handle due to its size, like
 audio/video files or large software packages.
 jigdo tries to ensure that the large file is downloaded in small
 parts which can be stored on different servers. People who want to
 download the image do so by telling the jigdo download tool to
 process one ".jigdo" file; using it, jigdo downloads the parts and
 reassembles the image. jigdo-file is used to prepare the files for

A typical jigdo part would be 1 debian package.

Using jigdo (technology) it's possible to generate ISO's from all existing 
Debian mirrors. A single "base" package that contains all the modifications 
and adjustments to the normal packages could well be done in 50 - 100 MB. You 
would download the base package from it's distributor (Knoppix, Debian, 
Localhost), but the rest of the 600 megabytes comes from regular mirrors.

Custom backgrounds, bootscreens, non-free software etc would also be easy to 
add through scripts, if the ISO is generated locally.
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