Jigdo instructions, please

Timothy Murphy gayleard at eircom.net
Wed Feb 20 00:28:47 UTC 2008

Arthur Pemberton wrote:

>> This is my philosphy:
>> Jigdo is an alternative to running "yum update".
>> The latter takes 1 brain cell, and 2 hours of my computer's time.
>> Using jigdo has taken 100,000 of my brain cells so far,
>> and will probably take 15 minutes to run when I get it running.
>> Present rate of exchange: 1 brain cell = 1 hour computer time.

> First of all, jigdo has almost nothing to do with yum, and nothing to
> do with yum update. Jigdo just makes use of the same resources (repos)
> that yum does.

I didn't say there was a "connection".
As I understand it, they are alternative methods of getting an up-to-date
version of a Fedora distribution; 
you can either get the official distribution and update it with "yum update"
or you can get a respin with jigdo.

Timothy Murphy  
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