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Re: K7 images built and being uploaded.

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004, Alfred M. Szmidt 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.
> Wouldn't be it be possible to make deltas of each image (both DVD and
> CD) and upload that?  And then just create the new image locally.  No
> idea how much smaller that would be, but it depends on how many
> packages have changed etc.

Another option would be to resurrect the pseudo image kit (pik) of a few
years back.  It was more forgiving than jigdo and could be used to save,
say, 50% of a download.


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