[CentOS-mirror] Status of dvd iso for CentOS mirrors.
Brian Elliott Finley
finley at anl.gov
Tue Apr 17 04:55:42 UTC 2007
To followup, I see that there is an active thread discussing the proper
way to do this (and therefore know why I had a hard time finding it
documented). So, I'll just sit tight and wait for a conclusion.
Brian Elliott Finley wrote:
> We (http://mirror.anl.gov) would like to start mirroring the DVD ISOs
> for direct download, but I have failed to find instructions on how to
> include them when I sync.
> How do I include DVD ISOs on my mirror site?
> Thanks, -Brian
> Lance Davis wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Apr 2007, Kevin M Stange wrote:
>>> Lance Davis wrote:
>>>> With the release of 5 we have seen a tremendous increase in the use of
>>>> the dvd.iso , so that from bitorrent it is now downloaded 5 times more
>>>> than the cd isos.
>>> For a while there, we were the only mirror showing DVDs on the CentOS
>>> site. We had to throttle our bandwidth because we were pushing as much
>>> as 350 Mbps, mostly in DVD ISOs. Things have calmed down a bit from
>>> that high now.
>> Phew - thanks for that - I think there are now 4 US mirrors shown
>> carrying dvd isos - and we are pushing to get more ...
>>>> The main issue with having the dvd isos available from mirrors is that
>>>> Apache < 2.2 running on 32 bit architecture wont display files larger
>>>> than 2.0 GB , however CentOS 5 has Apache 2.2 with large file
>>>> support so
>>>> that problem will now start to go away - alternative is also to use
>>> Rebuilding the apr, apr-util, and httpd SRPMs from CentOS 5 or Fedora
>>> Devel will work for CentOS 4. Only catch, httpd includes an init script
>>> which requires a new version of initscripts. To work around it, you can
>>> install the src RPM, then grab your old /etc/init.d/httpd and replace
>>> /usr/src/redhat/SOURCE/httpd.init. Then you can set the dependency to
>>> require 7.93 of initscripts instead in the specfile and build. That's
>>> what we're doing currently.
>>> Kevin Stange
>>> Chief Technology Officer
>>> Steadfast Networks
>>> Phone: 312-602-2689 x203
>>> Fax: 312-602-2688
>>> Cell: 312-320-5867
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