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Re: without a truly working "jigdo", re-spins are effectively useless



On Thursday 12 March 2009 11:25:07 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
...
> "Welcome to Fedora Unity's Re-Spin download site. In the past we have
> chosen BitTorrent as our method for sharing bits. For our latest
> release we have gone with using Jigdo to reduce the bandwidth and time
> requirements of each Spin. Thanks and enjoy!"
>
>   there is a fundamental logical disconnect here:  jigdo is being
> promoted heavily as a way to get fedora re-spins, when jigdo clearly
> doesn't work for a rapidly-changing distro like fedora.  can we
> finally agree on that?

The provider of the "jigdo template" ought to be pointing to a repository of the 
updates you need, to be used when they are not available from other sources, 
but providing instructions suggesting to check local sources and / or mirrors 
of the distro first so you don't overwhelm an under-resourced site.


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