More upgrade goodness
pwaldenlinux at pacbell.net
Mon Jun 4 22:31:12 UTC 2007
Chris Tyler wrote:
> On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 11:27:17 -0400 Mark Haney wrote:
>> Has anyone mounted a DVD iso and used it via apache to upgrade a
>> I can use ftp I suppose, but it would require setting up ftp here
>> I"m not all the keen on doing it unless I absolutely have to. I''ve
>> read where apache doesn't like files greater than 2GB, but if the ISO
>> mounted it should only serve up the files it needs, not the entire
> That approach has worked well for me. You'll have to disable SELinux
> protection for httpd because you can't apply the right security context
> to the files in an ISO9660 filesystem (because of both the lack of file
> attributes and the read-only nature of ISO9660).
> A posting about this is at
> (I don't think there actually is a 2GB Apache limitation: I presume the
> mirror servers serving the ISOs running Apache themselves. There are
> clients with a 2GB limit though, the old version of either wget or lynx
> (can't remember which) had issues).
The 2GB restriction is on file upload, not download. It is a Browser
restriction based on 32bit file size, as I recall. All browsers are
coded for 32 bit file address space.
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