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Re: FYI: Script I wrote- Fedorasync.sh

On Mon, 03 May 2004 16:21:54 +0800, Chris Kloiber <ckloiber ckloiber com> wrote:

On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 15:51, Efthym wrote:
On Mon, 03 May 2004 13:26:55 +0800, Chris Kloiber <ckloiber ckloiber com>

> For those who don't know rsync or mkisofs well, but want to make daily
> dvd isos of rawhide, and as a side benefit have a local yum repo, I
> wrote a script for you.
> ftp://people.redhat.com/ckloiber/FedoraSync.sh
> Usage: FedoraSync.sh <options> <arch> <source_repo> <local_directory>
> Options:
> -live No changes are made to the local copy without this.
> -del Passes --delete to rsync, files not existing at the
> source are removed in the local tree.
> -paranoid 'touch' all local files, makes rsync verify them
> and avoids corruption. Takes a little longer, but
> I highly recommend it.
> -iso After rsync is complete, create a dvd iso from the
> local tree.
> *Note: -iso enables -live, -del, and -paranoid
> -ssh Passes -e ssh to rsync, so you can use rsync over
> ssh connections.
> arch is one of: i386, x86_64, or ppc (ppc untested)
> Options can now be given in any order, or ommitted to use
> built-in defaults.
> I recommend you start by copying your latest CD's or DVD to
> /var/ftp/pub/rawhide/$ARCH, (as that is the default local directory my
> script uses) then run the script to update that copy to save on
> bandwidth a bit.
> Enjoy, but please use an rsync mirror near you. As configured it will
> use rsync://mirror.linux.duke.edu/fedora-linux-core-development but we
> don't want to overload that mirror. Other rsync mirrors can be found at:
> http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html
> You may have to hunt a bit for the right path at first. When you get it
> right, running it with just -del will show which old files will be
> deleted, and which will be created. You should not see the arch in the
> path of any output. You will see Fedora, isolinux, headers, etc at the
> beginning of the test output. Running with -live (or -live -del
> -paranoid) will update the local tree, but not make an iso. Using -iso
> will enable -live -del and -paranoid automatically, and build an iso
> suitable for booting (Yes, it works for me on both i386 and x86_64).
> Speaking of x86_64 you can override the arch of the system running the
> script to download and burn an x86_64 iso. You might be able to make an
> iso for ppc, however I doubt it will boot unless isolinux is supported
> there as well. (I have not tested ppc at all as I don't have one. If you
> make it work, send patches!)
> As a side benefit to all this, the yum headers get downloaded and placed
> in your anonymous ftp tree, as well as on the DVD iso. You can then use
> either as a local yum repository, further saving bandwidth if you have
> many machines to update.
> Have fun, I am. :)

This is great ! I'll finish my exams in 3 days (finally!!) and I would
like to try an installation from scratch. Only problem is I haven't got a
DVD-R ;) and burning the CDs would be the best way for me.
I've looked through the docs but can't find how to split the Fedora
directory on the 4 CDs. Is there a list of rpms for each CDs or a HOWTO or

There is no physical list, but there is a script in anaconda to do that. I just have not gotten a "round tuit" yet. It is direction I'd like to go with my script.

In the mean time, I see that 8x DVD+/-RW drives are on sale for $79
after rebate at stores like CompUSA and Office Depot
(http://www.techbargains.com). If you are not in the USA, I hope you can
find similar deals in your area. :)

Thanx, but I don't think I'll be able to get one for a Thinkpad T21 :)

Opera 7.50beta1 on FedoraCore2_Test3

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