[CentOS-mirror] Proposel - jigdo for iso Images

Fri Oct 30 14:44:57 UTC 2009
Scott Dowdle <dowdle at montanalinux.org>


With regards to this subject, I'm a worthless data point because I don't do much in the CentOS project other than occasionally reply on a few mailing lists... so I'll not be volunteering for the jigdo stuff... but I do want to point out that I have used it on a number of occasions and it is very handy.  You can download the DVD and then basically build the CDs from that.  Saves downloading 5-7 CDs per release if you want all of the media.

The Fedora Unity project seems to really like jigdo for their distribution and claims that it saves them a significant amount of bandwidth.

I understand that not everyone would use it and that it is hard to get people to try new things but if it was there, I'd definitely use it... although I don't think anyone is saying to switch to it exclusively... and yes getting it working on CentOS requires some packages.

A new up and comer is zsync.  I've only read about it and I don't know how useful it is.  Ubuntu has adopted that.

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