jigdo : which??
kam.leo at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 17:45:12 UTC 2007
On Dec 25, 2007 9:06 AM, Beartooth Sciurivore <beartooth at swva.net> wrote:
> Meseems I goofed, royally.
> As described in an earlier thread, I got jigdo running (or so it
> seemed) with two lines -- one of which, I later discovered, was being
> written to /root (where I didn't want it; I had presumed I had to be root
> to run jigdo), and one to my home directory.
> I stopped the download to /root, and let the other run all
> afternoon and all night. This morning, I finally realized it was telling
> me it was working on a file with the name CD10 -- of, it seems, at least
> There probably really are people who *enjoy* swapping well over a
> dozen CDs in and out; and yes, I too still have a machine with no DVD
> drive. So I can see the reason they're made available.
> To anyone who is old, and tired, and in poor health, an external
> USB DVD drive is worth its weight in gold -- especially if each swap
> means a trip up and down stairs, or else (at best) sitting otherwise
> unoccupied through a whole install. And Fedora has recognized and used
> such drives perfectly well for the last several releases.
> So, apparently, I grabbed the wrong URL.
> Looking closer, however, I see several whose names contain "DVD";
> F8 went on one DVD at release; surely it still does. So how do I tell
> which I want? In Particular, what is the difference between DVDx and DVD-
The info should be on every re-spin page. Unfortunately, it's not.
> Also, how long should it take? Given a right choice of URL for a
> first use of jigdo, will it get a complete install DVD in about the time
> a browser would? Appreciably more? Less?
It's comparable with BitTorrent.
> Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
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