[CentOS-devel] Re: [CentOS] Re: Jigdoes of CentOS 4.4 and 5.0 i386/x86_64 CD/DVD available.

Tue Apr 17 08:55:39 UTC 2007
Lance Davis <lance at centos.org>

On Tue, 17 Apr 2007, Maciej Zenczykowski wrote:

>> also need to keep in mind that if its going to hit .centos.org machines, 
>> its going to come atleast a few days later than the .torrent  - since we 
>> tend to get hit real hard by people using yum and doing net installs as 
>> well.
> So ideally the best solution here is to have some sort of DNS resolving in 
> place so that mirror.centos.org always resolves to your closest in-sync 
> mirror  --  I was under the impression that we already have this for yum???

But --- does jigdo have any kind of indirection in place , eg to get a 
list of mirrors and use them ??

Or could yum be used as a wrapper around jigdo maybe to pull stuff down 
using fastestmirror or maybe even dags stuff ??

Otherwise it gets messy because mirrors have different file structures, so 
just using CNAME's wont work.

The trouble I see is that if a user doesnt have a local mirror or 
local copy of a set if isos then downloading the packages individually 
from a mirror may be less efficient than downloading an iso / set of isos, 
and certainly without mirror redirect and fastestmirror it is a non starter ...

The fedora guys have beern working on stuff that we also ought to look at 
, and we should look at metalinks while we are at it.


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