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Re: What CDs and DVDs should we produce for lenny?

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:32:29AM +0100, Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Mar 2008, Don Armstrong wrote:
>>On Tue, 18 Mar 2008, Anthony Towns wrote:
>>>I guess there's an inequality like:
>>>	images on mirrors <= images on torrents <= images via jigdo
>>Is there any way we can construct the torrent image on the fly from
>>the jigdo file? [That is, transform the packages that make up bits
>>x<->y into what they'd be on the iso?]
>>I don't know enough about the mkisofs process to say whether this is
>>possible, but it'd be very useful if it were.
>In theory yes, and this would be quite useful. The code for this needs to 
>be written though.
>It would also be useful for me who runs the main cd torrent seeder in that 
>I could just have an up-to-date debian archive and snapshot (minor rsync 
>update), instead of syncing 300+ gigs of data before all the seeds are 
>started up.

I've written code for jigdoofus (exactly the FUSE-based idea that aj
suggested) already, but it needs some more work yet. My eventual hope
was that it might allow lots of our normal archive mirrors to become
CD ISO mirrors or torrent seeders. But I got distracted from it quite
a while back...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Who needs computer imagery when you've got Brian Blessed?

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