Re: mirror the Packages files _after_ the packages!
On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 11:51:10PM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> S> You've been told this before -- *debian-devel does not control the mirroring
> S> implementation used by arbitrary Debian mirrors*. Either talk to the mirror
> S> team and give them enough information to track this down, or -- since you
> S> know him well enough to be kept in the loop about his vacation schedule --
> S> talk to your local mirror operator directly and get him to stop using broken
> S> mirroring scripts.
> I'm saying that bug 6786 has the potential to turn the current perhaps
> two hour per day down time for apt-get, aptitude, etc. into a several
> day long down time.
How mirrors do their mirroring is up to the local mirror administrator,
not to the general debian developer's community. Debian could promote
this two-phase mirroring a bit more maybe, and/or provide nice scripts,
that's probably why #6786 is still open.
BUT DEBIAN CANNOT IN ANY WAY FORCE/CONTROL HOW MIRRORS OPERATE,
especially not the secundary mirrors.
> D> > Failed to fetch http://xxxxxx.linux.org.xx/debian/pool/main/xxxxx
> S> Yeah, real helpful of you to blot out the only potentially useful bit of
> S> information in your post...
> No. The root of the problem is bug 6786. Indeed if 6786 were fixed,
#6786 doesn't need to be fixed for this, the mirror admin of
xxxxxx.linux.org.xx just needs to implement two-phase mirroring,
something that anyone with a bit shell/rsync foo can implement on
his/her own, and ttbomk, already a lot of mirrors actually _do_.
As numerous people have told you before, bugger your local mirror admin,
especially since he seems to have slow bandwidth and therefore the 'dark
period' takes long.
Jeroen van Wolffelaar
Jeroen@wolffelaar.nl (also for Jabber & MSN; ICQ: 33944357)