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Re: rsync mirrors of debian CD How?

On 2009-03-29_16:45:05, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2009 at 09:36:17AM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> > On 2009-03-29_06:07:29, Thorny wrote:
> > > On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 23:01:17 -0600, Paul E Condon posted:
> > > 
> > > > I see a list of rsync mirrors for an install CD at www.debian.org. I am
> > > > running Lenny and have rsync installed. I have successfully used rsync to
> > > > do backups locally between hosts on the same LAN. But I don't know what to
> > which refers to a server in my part of the country. (Red doesn't come thru in
> > my cut and paste. Nor do bullets.)
> > 
> Aptitude install rsync / apt-get install rsync
> Then (probably as root)
> rsync debian.mirrors.tds.net::debian-cd/
> Which would get you the whole of the debian-cd/ tree.
> This is probably _NOT_ what you want.
> Try downloading a netinst via http (go to http://cdimage.debian.org and 
> browse down till you get to your architecture)
> OR
> aptitude install jigdo-file / apt-get install jigdo-file
> Then download the template and .jigdo file from cdimage.org and, as 
> root, run
> jigdo-lite
> in the same directory as the directory you downloaded them to.
> This will then prompt you for your nearest mirror and will build the 
> image by getting ten or so files at a time until the image is complete.
> All best,
> AndyC
Thanks. It is clear from this that "Rsync Mirrors" is not at all what
I thought it was. I had thought it was an improvement on jigdo for 
downloading an updated version of an iso for which I already had an
older, out-of-date file. 

What I had thought was that I could take my netinst.iso from a few
months before Lenny release and rsync it into being a true copy of the
latest version of Lenny netinst without having to transfer ALL the
individual bits of the new copy. That would save some time and
bandwidth over downloading a whole new copy, but ... I sure was
mistaken. I certainly don't want to mirror the whole Lenny repository
locally. No wonder Thorny was puzzled by my question!

My download of a new netinst is half done while I composed this reply.

Paul E Condon           

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