[CentOS-devel] Dual Layer DVD iso for 6.3 / 5.8

Wed Feb 8 17:06:11 UTC 2012
Phoenix, Merka <merka.phoenix at hp.com>


As the potential base of machines that might need the CD-ROM-sized ISOs shrinks,
how about this as a viable alternative:

Distribute the DVD (single layer, two ISOs), and dual-layer DVD (one ISO) 
together with a script that would be able to split these into a set of CD-ROM-sized ISOs,
and MD5/SHA1 checksums (perhaps based on the result of the same script run by CentOS group).

This would allow downstream mirrors (who might serve a different population of users)
to still offer the smaller downloads to their users who do not have DVD-ROM drives,
while reducing the need to store all the possible combinations at the main disribution
and mirror sites serving the "majority" population.



-----Original Message-----
From: centos-devel-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-devel-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of Karanbir Singh
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Subject: Re: [CentOS-devel] Dual Layer DVD iso for 6.3 / 5.8

On 02/07/2012 01:54 PM, Khusro Jaleel wrote:
> I don't think the CDs should be torrent-only though, but maybe it's just me.

we dont have CD images for the distro CentOS-6 ( just the minimal one ); and there has not been a huge uproar about it honestly, just a few people who mentioned it as inconvenient in passing.

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