Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth

From: Joshua D. Drake
Subject: Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth
Date: ,
Msg-id: 20071130123124.582f34ef@jd-laptop
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In response to: Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Bernier)
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FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
 Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Bernier, )
  Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (David Fetter, )
   Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Bernier, )
    Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (David Fetter, )
     Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Bernier, )
      Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Euler Taveira de Oliveira, )
       Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Bernier, )
        Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Josh Berkus, )
         Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (David Fetter, )
          Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Selena Deckelmann", )
           Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
            Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Alvaro Herrera <-ip.org>, )
             Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
          Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Bernier, )
           Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Joshua D. Drake", )
           Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Josh Berkus, )
          Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Euler Taveira de Oliveira, )
  Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
 Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Gevik Babakhani", )
 Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Gregory Stark, )
  Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Robert Treat, )
   Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
    Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Magnus Hagander, )
     Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
  Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Guido Barosio", )
   Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
    Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  ("Guido Barosio", )
     Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
      Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Tatsuo Ishii, )
       Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Peter Eisentraut, )
       Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Magnus Hagander, )
        Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum, )
         Re: FOSDEM 2008 - Devroom and booth  (Tatsuo Ishii, )

On Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:23:32 -0500
Robert Bernier <> wrote:

> On Friday 30 November 2007 13:58, David Fetter wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 09:26:59AM -0800, Josh Berkus wrote:
> > > > I've never tried. The ISO is almost 700mb in size. Is pgfoundry
> > > > the right place for something this large?
> > >
> > > No, 'cause pgfoundry uses HTTP upload.  We'd need to have some
> > > other way to upload & download the files.  Marc?

I am sure we could arrange for ftp access for this to go under
the /binary tree. That way it is actively mirrored all over the world.


Joshua d. Drake



> >
> > The standard way to distribute large files is Bittorrent, and I
> > believe Magnus knows the most about this :)
>
> I remember when Marc put the first version of pg_live on bit-torrent.
> Back then I had used damn small linux to keep it small i.e. 235mb.
> The thing about bit-torrent is that it would still require pg_live to
> have at least one active connection which means a server would need
> to run it. Where would it reside?
>
> > However, wouldn't there be some fairly short script which would let
> > someone construct their own LiveCD?
>
> I woul need to create the following 3 scripts:
> -  script one
>    - copy an existing xubuntu ISO to the developer's hard-drive
>    - initialize a development environment for this ISO
>    - ensure the proper packages on the developer machine are present
> (which distro?)
> - script two
>    - to edit / remove / add the base packages for a default pg_live
> ISO
> - script three
>    - compile and copy postgres on the developer's default OS over to
> pg_live which incorporates all the necesary libaries for the various
> procedural languages that pg_live uses.
>
> Finally, I would need to automate the process of adding pg_live
> specific documentation.
>
> As you can see, creating the necesary script is a major undertaking.
> But you're right, if this existed it would sure make life easier for
> all parties concerned.
>
> > While on the subject of LiveCDs--CDs and DVDs in general, come to
> > think of it--I've noticed that the vast majority of people at trade
> > shows stuff such things into their goodie bag and then throw them
> > out unopened.
>
> I sure hope you're not seeing this happen with the CD. I pour my
> heart into making an ISO from scratch :-(
> (but not so bad when I'm just upgrading postgres).
>
>
> regards
>
> Robert
>
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