[SATLUG] [OT] Apple dmg's compressible?

Greg Willden gwillden at gmail.com
Fri Feb 9 13:37:49 CST 2007


Doesn't OS X have the split command?
Just split the file in two pieces.  Put each piece on a CD.  Copy the
pieces to your home machine and recombine them.
Greg

On 2/9/07, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> Once its finished you could take out some of the individual PKG
> package files until you drop to 700 megs, then burn 2 discs and
> recombine them into the DMG on your home computer.
>
> On 2/9/07, Bob Tracy <rct at gherkin.frus.com> wrote:
> > Jeremy Mann wrote:
> > > Bob, the DMG file is already compressed. Once you "open" the DMG for
> > > the Xcode tools it comes out to about 1.5 gigs. You could try using
> > > Stuffit to see if it will compress more, but doubtful.
> >
> > That's what I was afraid of, but if I had thought about it for two
> > seconds I would have guessed the images were already compressed.
> >
> > Current status on the download: the speed had been considerably better
> > at various points throughout the morning, occasionally reaching 200+
> > KB/s.  Now, it's hovering somewhere around 50 KB/s, with a projected
> > time to completion of approx. two hours.  I can live with that as long
> > as it actually happens before I go home today :-).  As far as making
> > things fit on a CD, there's nothing preventing me from splitting the
> > image into multiple pieces for transport...  Funny how the obvious
> > solution to the "no DVD" problem didn't seem obvious at the time.
> >
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