Plans for DVD-ROM image?

Joel Jaeggli joelja at
Wed Mar 17 05:20:00 UTC 2004

On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Scott Burns wrote:

> Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> >
> >
> >It takes a silly long time to download a dvd iso over your average home 
> >broadband connection.
> > 
> >  
> >
> >
> How exactly does it take longer than downloading the ISOs?

I need three of the six isos currently to do a reasonable installation.

It would follow that that's ~1.8GB instead of the ~3gb that it would be 
if the srpms were on the same disk.

What I'd really like to see is a more robust ftp/http install that can 
take advantage of multiple mirrors instead of stalling or failing if the 
server you're using slows down, fails, has a corrupt or missing file etc. 
on the network our mirror is connected to, http installs are typically 
faster than local media.


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