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- From: Andre Robatino <andre bwh harvard edu>
- To: fedora-devel-list redhat com
- Subject: attempt to create deltaisos for 12 Alpha -> 12 Beta TC
- Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 22:46:00 -0400I downloaded the i386 DVD image for 12 Beta TC (it doesn't matter where from, it'll probably be announced on Monday) and tried to create the deltaiso from 12 Alpha to 12 Beta TC. I discovered the following: 1) In order to get decent compression (about 20-25% of full size), it's necessary to run makedeltaiso in Rawhide. The F11 version works, but the resulting diso is about 75% of full size. After doing this, it's also necessary to run applydeltaiso in Rawhide to use it. Eventually the Rawhide versions of deltarpm/deltaiso should be ported to F10/F11 - after fixing the current issues in Rawhide, of course. (The disos I created for 12 Alpha TC -> RC1 -> RC2 were built on F11. They probably would have been even smaller if made on Rawhide.) 2) applydeltaiso eventually fails with the error "md5sum mismatch, iso is corrupt". The resulting ISO is close to but not exactly the right size. This is probably due to the XZ endianness issue. So I won't be making deltaisos available this time, and probably not until the current issues are straightened out. Sorry.
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