[CentOS-mirror] New mirror

Fri Oct 23 19:53:35 UTC 2009
J.H. <warthog9 at kernel.org>

Jeff Sheltren wrote:
> On Oct 23, 2009, at 10:22 AM, Nick Olsen wrote:
>> Never Thought of that....
>> I guess your right.
>> Don't really see why ISO's shouldn't be carried though.
> Disk space.
> Some people (I won't name names, *cough* warthog *cough*) might argue  
> that having ISO images is simply a replication of the packages we're  
> already carrying on the mirror and that there should be a better way  
> to handle stuff so that mirrors don't end up with multiple copies of  
> what is essentially the same data.

I'm trying my best to kill those stupid ISO images - I mean I've got 
boot.kernel.org and I've done several installs / upgrades that way 
(including Centos I might add!), and as a general goal I want to 
eliminate as many needs to burn a cd for a task as I can.

That said I realize that I'm "not normal" and at best 5 years ahead of 
the big curve.  Many people's internet connections are not as good as 
mine, and it's only 16mbps down / 2mbps up.  Compare that to some of the 
other places on the planet with 10mbps symetric to 1000mbps symetric and 
mine pales.

I have no real expectation however that we will get rid of the ISOs 
anytime soon.  I would *LOVE* if we could drop the CD ISOs completely 
from everything, but there's apparently a major backlash every time that 
happens (Fedora's done it a couple of times now).  I'm kinda hoping that 
with boot.kernel.org and the DVD ISOs we might be able to finally kill 
the CD ISO itself off and save all of that space and eliminate that from 
the possible working set of data.  Just my $0.02 though.

- John 'Warthog9' Hawley