[CentOS-devel] CentOS 6 status update (relayed from the web forum)

Wed Jun 1 17:52:06 UTC 2011
Andrzej Szymański <szymans at agh.edu.pl>

On 2011-05-31 00:40, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> the isos are uploading at the moment, will try and put some of this
> stuff into a blog post on the qaweb interface
> - KB

I don't know whether you use (and can use) the following hack to speed 
up rsyncing the iso files:

- you need to have the full (or mostly complete) package tree on the target

- on the target machine manually make the tar archive out of already 
rsynced package tree, rename that tar to CentOS-whatever_it_is.iso so 
that it pretends to be the older version of the real .iso

- rsync the real iso (CentOS-whatever_it_is.iso) over this template iso

The test made with CentOS-5.6-x86_64-bin-DVD-1of2.iso shows:

sent 186234656 bytes  received 521538 bytes  3626333.86 bytes/sec
total size is 4249268224  speedup is 22.75

Just my 2 cents...