Re: Diety UI draft
> Bill Mitchell <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > But mirror doesn't have the nice diety UI ;-).
> But you can run mirror every night which shouldn't take too long
> unless a new set of X packages have been released, and the point diety
> at the mirrored tree.
That's what I do, but when you are paying per byte, there are two things wrong
If a package you are using changes twice before you get round to running an
upgrade, the first download was wasted.
Mirror picks up packages that I never use --- timidity-patches (10MB) for
example, costs me an absolute minimum of 25p (about $0.40) assuming I get
7k/s out of my ISDN (optimistic), it normally costs double or more than this,
and I've never even installed it.
> I do agree that having a tool to generate a list of needed packages
> like dpkg-ftp is a very useful thing if you can't afford the disk
> space for a mirror (now about 500MB if you include non-free, contrib,
> non-US (source and bin), and unstable).
500MB ? I've managed to fill a 850MB partition, and I don't mirror source or
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