Re: K7 images built and being uploaded.
On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 11:17:31PM +1200, Philip Charles wrote:
> > I have just completed a successful installation using the 4.4 GB DVD.
> > The DVD is too big for me to upload (44% of my data allocation, 80-90
> > hours to upload), so let us have some discussion about how it can be
> > distributed and used.
> We should look into jigdo at some point I guess. At least for providing
> .deb-only CDs/DVDs, i.e. without an installation system for people
> without network access on the Hurd install.
> I do not know how hard it will be to include the ftp.gnuab.org for
> jigdo, though.
The K7 set would be the best candidate for jigdo to date as the packages
came exclusively from the debian archive and gnuab, the first set to do
so. What we would need to do is to freeze a debian mirror and gnuab so
that people could build their images from these frozen repositories. My
guess is that 100-200 MB is unique to the DVD and would have to be
The other problem is that the gnuab archive goes through a radical
restructure to become the local filesystem on the discs. I think we could
fix this somehow.
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