[tex-live] jigdo

Michael A. Peters mpeters at mac.com
Mon Feb 5 01:11:25 CET 2007

On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 20:07 +0100, Thomas Hühn wrote:

> The thing is that everyone who uses this jigdo file uses the same fixed
> set of servers and, worse, any single file can be mapped to only one
> server. (see this mail[1]). So there will be no real load-balancing.

One of the ways it is nice is that a server does not need to mirror the
iso to be used. It only needs to mirror the contents of the dvd.

So a user can set a preferred location to a mirror close to them even if
that mirror does not have the actual DVD.

Are there mirrors that only contain the packages? That's why it is so
good for Debian.

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