On 09/21/2012 11:16 AM, Andre Robatino wrote:
> Renich Bon Ciric <renich <at> woralelandia.com> writes:
>> I really miss jigdo. It was a great way of updating the alpha iso into
>> the beta one. It would be mega-cool to have it available for F18...
I never saw anything more abstruse than jigdo. Some years ago I was
faced with this to try and install some distro. I gave up. Just use a
live CD like everybody else.
Perhaps you're thinking of some other package? Jigdo is used to create an
up-to-date media for local install. Live-CD doesn't have that capability AFAIK.
Jigdo could be called a proof of concept, it was a clumsy solution, but allowed
creating real install DVDs. Very handy if you don't have infinite bandwidth,
have machines not on network, or other need for an independent install media.
But jigdo was pretty clunky, didn't do a good job of using the network, and
worst of all updated *everything* rather than just what you actually use.
I think what's really needed is a tool to create install DVDs from an original
install plus the RPMs you actually use at your site (ie. keep and share the
packages when you do an update). Some of us install a fair number of small
custom systems, many of which are not on network. Doing an up-to-date install in
the first place would be really useful, and only the packages we actually use
are in need of an upgrade.
Bill Davidsen <davidsen(a)tmr.com>
"We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked." - from Slashdot