[CentOS-mirror] Status of dvd iso for CentOS mirrors.

Nuno Vieira - nfsi telecom nuno.vieira at nfsi.pt
Wed Apr 18 08:31:18 UTC 2007

Hi Johnny,

Can you send me some samples of how to mirror the DVD tree ? (i  
believe that other persons in this list, with the same problem, will  
thank aswell)

If needed, our IP is

thanks in advance.


On Apr 18, 2007, at 9:23 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-04-18 at 09:05 +0200, Lars Strand wrote:
>> On tir, 17 apr 2007, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>>> Both are pretty ridiculous, quite frankly.
>>> Settle on a standard --exclude pattern, and you don't need two  
>>> trees of
>>> any sort.
>>> Currently, I believe --exclude *-DVD.iso should work, but --exclude
>>> *-DVD*.iso might be a better (future-proof) pattern.
>>> One can easily export two different rsync modules with and  
>>> without DVD
>>> images, if that's at all desirable, simply by putting the exclude
>>> pattern in rsyncd.conf.
>> I totaly agree. It's simpler for CentOS to administrer ONE single
>> repository, and easier for all of us have one repository to deal  
>> with.
>> Most of us have enough disk space for the DVD isos anyway. Those who
>> don't, can use a exclude pattern - which can be documentet on the
>> CentOS mirroring howto page:
>>   http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=22
>> It more KISS and most Linux distributions do this, so why can't
>> CentOS?
> Well ... we have several (20-30) internal centos mirrors that we  
> use to
> distribute the CentOS to the world ... and those mirrors do not all  
> have
> the DVD on them because we do not have the drive space available on
> those donated servers to put all the DVDs on.  We do not want to loose
> half of our mirror bandwidth because we put DVDs in the mainline tree.
> As for external mirrors, I think it would be nice for you to provide 2
> targets (one with and one without DVDs) if you carry the DVDs, but it
> should not be hard to tell people to exclude DVDs if they don't want
> them.
> In a perfect world, CentOS could just have one tree because all our
> internal servers would have > 1TB of storage space and everything  
> would
> fit on each mirror ... in the real world our internal servers are
> donated and we get whatever the donor has to offer and we use it in as
> many ways as we can to distribute CentOS to millions of people :P
> I hope this makes it easier to understand why the DVDs are a subset on
> the CentOS mirrors at least.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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