olpc-os-builder repository help

Mike Dawson mikeofmanchester at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 02:55:07 EDT 2010


There's no need to clone repos...  when you use image builder or os
builder it will download only the required packages.

You can also put a proxy cache in between the build script and the
Internet (set the http_proxy variable) to make sure that when you go
to run the build again nothing will need re-downloaded.  I have used
polipo for this before and it works very nicely - if you set that as
the proxy then to store files whilst running scripts nothing ever gets
downloaded twice.

Re. downloading itself - why not schedule/run any large downloads
overnight?  That will likely be required as you won't normally get
away with stuff that will download during the day...



On 03/08/2010, javed khan <javedkhan2k2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All
> i followed the instruction in the read me of olpc-os-builder as
>      1.  install Fedora 11,
>     2.  install the build dependencies:
>         yum install zlib-devel libtomcrypt-devel glibc-headers
>     3.  build the package:
>         make install
>     4.  install the run-time dependencies:
>         yum install python-imgcreate bitfrost
> now i have some question
> I want to create local repository, so which files i should download from
> http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~dsd/repos/
> there are three folders
> f11
> f11-xo1.5
> f11-xo1
> there are tons of files there.
> now what should i do, download all three folders, or download some spceific
> files from each folder.
> here in Ministry of Education (Afghanistan) we have a shared 1mb internet
> which is the main probelm.
> Regards
> --
> Javid Alam
> Software Developer and Technical support Officer OLPC
> Ministry of Education
> Kabul Afghanistan
> contact: +93(0)798123451
> alternative email: javid.alam at moe.gov.af

More information about the Devel mailing list