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Date:      Fri, 17 Mar 2000 11:41:57 -0600
From:      "Jeffrey J. Mountin" <jeff-ml@mountin.net>
To:        Will Andrews <andrews@technologist.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Current <current@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: Why not gzip iso images?
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At 09:46 AM 3/17/00 -0500, Will Andrews wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 11:59:29AM -0600, Jeffrey J. Mountin wrote:
> > However, if you consider the size of the file and the possibility of
> > corruption, then it should be archived with gzip and forget the 
> compression
> > (gzip -1).  Now it can be checked for errors.
>
>MD5 checksums are more compact and much cooler.

Yes and my not knowing about them shows how often I look in the ISO dirs 
and those times that I do, the upload was in progress, so there was no 
checksum. ;)

>Ever heard of 'reget'?

Certainly.  Tastes great, less filling.

> > Call me a disinterested 3rd party.  Never pull the ISO, only the parts
> > needed. ;)
>
>I tend to agree with this. 650MB is way too much - perhaps the images could
>be broken up according to the portion of the system (i.e., bin, sbin,
>usr.bin, usr.sbin, etc, et cetera).

That would duplicate work done already.  If you want a stripped-down ISO, 
then burn your own from the distribution or take it a step further and make 
your own release.


Come on folks!  If you can't pull down the ISO, just buy the damn 
thing.  You then get 4 CDs and save a lot of time and hassle.

Regretting I ever made suggestions...


Jeff Mountin - jeff@mountin.net
Systems/Network Administrator
FreeBSD - the power to serve



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