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Re: [debian-user] still floundering -> PSEUDO-IMAGE

On Fri, Nov 02, 2001 at 08:29:11PM -0800, lloyder@canada.com wrote:
| I do not imagine that it was done in spite ;-) but the README 
| talks about using "When using an FTP site", 
| "When using an HTTP site", "It is advisable to verify this 
| (e.g. using a web browser) before attempting the pseudo-image 
| generation."
| whereas the website 
| (http://cdimage.debian.org/rsync-mirrors.html) reads
| Note: These sites do NOT offer the images via FTP or HTTP 
| -- no use in trying! Instead, they use the rsync protocol, 
| which is much more efficient. Everything you need is in the 
| Pseudo-Image Kit, including extensive information on downloading 
| procedures. 

What these mean are :

    2)  the iso itself is not directly available via FTP or HTTP
    1)  the .deb packages that make up the ISO are available via FTP
        and HTTP

the process is basically downloading all the .debs for the given
distribution, putting them together, then syncing that with the actual

| LOL!  Further, many of the servers are listed with a funny 
| format rsync.kernel.org::mirrors/debian-cd/ ... hmm... 
| '::' is that a valid protocol? or is that to be tricky.  

It's an rsync URL.  It won't work with 'wget' but only with 'rsync'.

| I imagine it is the former, but 'make-pseudo-image' did not 
| work for my -- tried a number of servers -- until I added 
| either 'http://' or 'ftp://' and changed '::' to '/'

You need 2 sites to use psuedo-image as intended -- first you need a
FTP or HTTP site to download .debs from, then you need an rsync site
to sync your image with the official image.

You can "cheat" and skip the whole ftp thing and just rsync the entire
image.  It's not quite a nice, CPU time wise, for the server but it is
simpler for you, the client.  An alternative, as mentioned, is


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