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

Wed Feb 8 22:03:59 UTC 2012
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 02/08/2012 07:06 PM, Phoenix, Merka wrote:
> Karanbir,
> 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.
No decent sized mirror will spend time to [re]create content that is not 
distributed by the top level mirror.