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



On 3/13/2009 9:19 AM, Bill Crawford wrote:
> 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.


They did. When the list was made which was over a month ago.

Since this is a volunteer group that was trying to be helpful. Doing the
work for nothing and giving it away. I guess that you get what you pay
for.  ;-)

You do know that if you made the effort that you could create your own
jidgo files and make a current re-spin? Current as of today and out of
date tomorrow. There is a jigdo utility for just that.
-- 


  David


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