Re: kernel? 2.4.x vs 2.6.x
--On Thursday, February 03, 2005 21:54 -0600 "Colin J. Ingram"
I actually made a mistake with that comment. I actually used jigdo. It
was 2-3 times slower then fetching the images directly. In any case, if
the point is to relieve stress on Debian servers/mirrors then why should
I have to share files in order to get a fast download. Especially for
those who are only trying to get the Debian images for installation. I
had no other for bittorrent(or jigdo for that matter) but I used the
later of them because I thought it was a good idea. However, in
practice it didn't work out to well. I guess my point is: if Debian
wants people to use alternative means of downloading images, those means
should be as easy and as fast as downloading the images directly through
jigdo is a direct download. jigdo is nothing at all like bittorrent.
jigdo retrieves the parts and assembles an image based off a template.
this way the mirrors don't have to carry gigs and gigs of extra, redundant,
data. also when you go to build a new release, you can feed the files from
your old release to jigdo, and it can re-use them (off CD even) where they
match. it can, and does, often improve the time ti takes. however,
bittorrent is still usually faster.