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Re: Collapsing DVD and CD torrents into one



Op Za, 18 oktober, 2008 01:39, schreef Jesse Keating:
> On Sat, 2008-10-18 at 01:04 +0200, Till Maas wrote:
>> I have a probably crazy idea: How about composing the DVD iso using a
>> filesystem that contains the CD isos and a bootloader that can use the CD
>> isos as installation source? Then a little bit of space of the DVD iso would
>> be wasted and it would take a little more effort to burn only the CD isos,
>> but then only one torrent would be needed and everyone can easily share
>> bandwidth with everyone else.
>
> Split media installs (which that would result in for even the DVD case)
> has some interesting side-effects, that really hurt when trying to add
> external repos (particularly of updates) at install time.  I wouldn't
> want to force it upon everybody.
>
Uhm, maybe it's me, but if the system can boot from the dvd, why do you want
to install from cd's?
As to making cd's available on the dvd, I see a use case there, but then
perhaps it might be wiser to use a jigdo file that uses the rpm's already on
the dvd.
It can then on-the-fly compose the cd iso that are wanted.

Regards,
Stefan Hartsuiker



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