Re: [SLE] OpenSUSE is launched
From: Guillermo Ballester Valor (gbv_at_oxixares.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 09:16:53 +0200
I would like to OpenSUSE to consider the possiblity of use jigdo to download
releases with a lot of save for servers and clients. I wrote a small comment
in opensuse wiki I repeat here:
We could use jigdo to download the ISO files with a lot few space used in
mirrors and saving a lot of banwidth. In addition, OpenSuse could offer more
formats (as DVD) with very few effort. This method has been used to
reassemble the released double layer DVD for SuSE 9.3 into two single layer
DVD. jigdo is used actively in distributions as Debian.
You can read more about it at
This time, OpenSUSE only should have to generate the 'jigdo' and 'template'
files, with links to the ftp tree where to download the packages.
Assume you have all the CD set of first beta. Then, 10 days later, a second
beta is released. In this second beta only 10% of packages has changed. Why
have you to download again all the isos, with 90% of repeated RPMS?. jigdo is
here for help!. Basically, this is what we would have to do:
1) Download the jigdo and template files. Tipically few MB for a CD/DVD iso.
2) Mount the old version CD or DVD. To mount the ISO files are even better
3) jigdo-lite script will reuse all the needed contain from old media and
will download the new files from ftp server, creating the new isos :)
A) The mirrors don't have to allocate all the possible set of CD/DVD isos,
only the ftp tree with individual packages, and small jigdo files.
B) The server save a lot of banwidth
C) The clients save a lot of download time. It is interesting for most users
with narrow bandwidth.
El Miércoles, 10 de Agosto de 2005 09:34, Andreas Jaeger escribió:
> Sorry for the short announcement.
> We have now launched openSUSE and released SUSE Linux 10.0 OSS Beta1
> to the public.
> All ISOs and FTP trees have been synced out. The ISOs do not contain
> sources, they are only part of the FTP tree inside the "inst-source"
> Please note that the OSS edition of SUSE Linux 10.0 do only contain open
> source software. Therefore java and depending packages are missing atm.
> This does also include OpenOffice.org for now. We do definitively not want
> to lock out the open source Java community, so we decided to offer these
> with an extra YaST installation source on our server ("inst-source-java"
> directory). OpenOffice.org does live there also. This package repository
> can be added in the YaST "Installation Source" manager as additionally
> General download instructions and mirrors can get found on this page
> Have fun and keep in mind to read the "most annoying bugs" page before your
> download ;)
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