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Re: rawhide report: 20060929 changes



On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 10:28:01AM -0700, Ian Burrell wrote:
> On 10/5/06, Michal Jaegermann <michal harddata com> wrote:
> >
> >There exists this "jigdo", or "Jigsaw Download", project.
> >http://www.atterer.net/jigdo/
> >It allows to download "custom images".
> 
> Jigdo creates an ISO image from a description file and the contained
> files.  It is handy when you already have all the files.

Precisely.  But "all files" for a particular variant may mean
only a subset of all available files.  Also you may already have
a substantial portion of these files.  Say in a development cycle
when you are testing installation and only some bits-and-pieces
were really changed.

> In the world before bittorrent, it was easier to mirror a
> repository of packages instead of the ISO.

Bittorrent sometimes works and sometimes is not that great
for assorted reasons.

Yes, "the real image" has to be reassembled by a receiving
end of jigdo.

   Michal


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