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Re: Saving space on the DVD



On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:25:31AM -0500, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 19:44 -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> >> > Alternative: dual/double layer DVDs have come down in price a good bit.
> >> > /me ducks and runs
> >>
> >> More image flavors and sizes involves concerns for mirrors et al.
> >> But how about a jigdo-only (and torrent too?) reconstructable image
> >> of either a second dvd, or a dual-layer sized big dvd?  Or even of
> >> 3x dual-layer dvd images to hold it all on "canonical" media images.
> >
> > Jigdo is a usability disaster.  Our users have a hard enough time just
> > getting a direct iso download and burning it successfully, to try and
> > throw jigdo at them would be... painful.
> 
> 
> I would like some further explanation on this opinion of yours.
> 

Jigdo is one of the reasons I don't look forward to downloading the
fedoraunity respins :)  I guess it's easier on the bandwidth providers,
but ultimately much slower than downloading the normal Fedora ISO's
from a mirror.

Usually takes a couple runs to get all the files too.

Granted, I may be using a lousy client...

Ray


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