how to jigdo download a fedora 8 re-spin in one easy step?
k5di at zianet.com
Fri Dec 28 01:52:44 UTC 2007
Dean S. Messing wrote:
> Karl wrote:
> : Tim wrote:
> : > Tim:
> : >
> : >>> Try a different browser, just in case Firefox (or
> : Now I have a file that appears to be a respin of F8. It seemed to
> : work fine but the system doesn't want to stop! Instead of stopping it
> : keeps asking for the location of another DVD to read :-)
> : But Conrol C stopped it and the file size is what I expected for a
> : fully updated F8 3443793697 2007-12-27 15:00 but it is a .iso.tmp file.
> : I can fix that.
> I would be in doubt if I were you. I didn't use a mounted reference
> DVD for my jigdo downloads but when they finished, each did a
> final checksum on the .iso and renamed it w/o the .tmp suffix.
> I have no idea if restarting will just begin where it left off or
> start the process all over again.
> Also note that the size of the .iso.tmp is misleading. Jigdo
> allocates the entire space for the .iso at the beginning and populates
> it with the directory/file structure, but those files are full of
> nulls until the appropriate package is downloaded.
> : I used the jigdo file that rday has on his web page and choose
> : number 6 for a i386 DVD which seems to be correct.
> In short I would not trust your .iso.tmp unless you've checksummed it
> manually. For fun, you can also mount the .iso.tmp file via loopback
> and look inside. Try doing `rpm -pqi' on a few of the .rpm files to
> see what you get. When I did that at the beginning of my run, the
> command returned an empty line. When I looked inside (with emacs)
> it was filled with ^@ (nulls).
> : I have been collecting bits of writing and copies of terminal data
> : to be part of a new potential Instruction for using Jigdo. It will be
> : ready tomorrow I hope.
> We'll be holding our breath until then. Âœ-)
I have forgot the darn loopback thing. Looking in man mount there is
nothing loopback listed. Anyone recall?
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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