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Re: [opensuse] Download DVD for 10.1, yes or no?
  • From: "John Ahrends" <john.ahrends@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 09:51:40 -0600
  • Message-id: <6256eeb10603180751u2d8e0efdra64bd557dc3f3b0c@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Chop the file up into smaller chunks... then the user (that wants a DVD
image) can cat it back together. A DVD install is much nicer than a
multiple CD install. You can get Dual layer DVD Burners for $39 if you know
where to look.



On 2/28/06, David Wright <david.wright@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Am Dienstag, 28. Februar 2006 02:36 schrieb Carlos E. R.:
> > The Monday 2006-02-27 at 14:02 +0100, Eberhard Moenkeberg wrote:
> > > On Mon, 27 Feb 2006, Viras wrote:
> > > > The boxed set will contain a DVD. There only wont be a downloadable
> DVD
> > > > at the website (at least that's what they said at the FOSDEM).
> > >
> > > A "wise" decision, as long as not even the 10.0-supplied apache is
> able
> > > to deliver files > 2 GB.
> >
> > I'm curious. O:-)
> >
> > Does downloading a dvd image have more impact of an ftp server than
> > downloading (or installing) from the classical ftp tree, ie, each
> > separate rpm? I mean, of course, with many simultaneous clients, as in
> > gwdg.
>
> I think it is more a case that some software is still compiled without big
> file support, so the files over 2GB either crap-out or they get truncated.
>
> Firefox, for example, has problems with large ISO's, downloading the
> Debian
> DVD image with firefox made a 2GB file out of the original ~4GB ISO on the
> server.
>
> With the advent of fast internet connections and large multimedia files,
> it
> looks like some tools are still struggling to catch up. Hopefully big file
> support will be included soon...
>
> Dave
> --
> "I got to go figure," the tenant said. "We all got to figure. There's some
> way
> to stop this. It's not like lightning or earthquakes. We've got a bad
> thing
> made by men, and by God that's something we can change."
> - The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
>
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