Re: [SLE] OpenSUSE is launched
From: Ken Schneider (suse-list_at_bout-tyme.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 07:02:07 -0400
On Thu, 2005-08-11 at 09:16 +0200, Guillermo Ballester Valor wrote:
> 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:
You need to join the opensuse email list and post it there. I think
there is an effort to keep opensuse off of this list. YMMV.
> 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 :)
> As result:
> 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"
> > directory.
> > 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
> > source.
> > General download instructions and mirrors can get found on this page
> > http://opensuse.org/index.php/Download
> > Have fun and keep in mind to read the "most annoying bugs" page before your
> > download ;)
> > http://opensuse.org/index.php/Bugs%3Amost_annoying_bugs
> > Andreas
> Guillermo Ballester Valor
> Ogijares, Granada SPAIN
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-- Ken Schneider UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998 "The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge -- Check the headers for your unsubscription address For additional commands send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Also check the archives at http://lists.suse.com Please read the FAQs: email@example.com