how to jigdo download a fedora 8 re-spin in one easy step?

Karl Larsen 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. œ-)
>
>
> Dean
>
>   
    I have forgot the darn loopback thing. Looking in man mount there is 
nothing loopback listed. Anyone recall?

Karl


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