[K12OSN] Rsync and NFS install questions

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Jul 13 16:28:42 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 11:13, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> > rsync -Pav k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us::K12LTSP-beta/* .
> Just one quick stupid question here.  After the first time I download
> the isos and checksum with the above command, all I have to do in the
> future is run the same command from within the same directory and my
> file will update with the newest version right?

You'll have to rename them - and change the rsync command to use
the final location.  If you run
rsync  k12linux.mesd.k12.or.us:: with no destination you'll get
a listing of available sources and you can keep adding them to
the command line to walk down the directory trees (you must add
a trailing / to get the contents).

> Ah heck, while I am at it, once these are downloaded what do I have to
> do to be able to NFS install from them?  Do I need to expand the ISO
> files somehow or just leave them as is.  I know how to export the folder
> with NFS, just not what the files in the share should look like.

The .iso files are all you need - the installer is smart enough to
do a loopback mount for you to find the contents.  Just burn the
first disk to boot, then type 'linux askmethod' at the boot prompt
and pick NFS image.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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