Re: [OT?] debmirror does not add index files
On 5/24/06, Goswin von Brederlow <email@example.com> wrote:
""=?UTF-8?Q?Eddy_Petri=C5=9For?="" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hello all,
> I don't know if this is the best place to ask this question, but I
> suppose I will get some pointers (I suspect -devel to be a better
> place, but I might be missing something due to my lack of knowledge,
> thus my choice).
> I started creating a local mirror via debmirror sometime ago and the
> partial mirror is complete (unstable i386+ppc+sources), but the index
> files (Packages* and Sources*) are never copied automatically by
> debmirror from .temp.
It only does that if there were no errors.
So the conclusion that the script has silently failed _every_ time it
has been ran?
> Initially I suspected running the script at an unproper time thus
> overlapping my mirror's update period with the official Debian mirror
> I use as a source (my connection is not that fast to allow my local
> mirror to update quickly). I have changed the time at which the script
> runs but the problem persist. I also tried changing the source mirror,
> but the result is the same.
> I found that copying the files by hand from the .temp folder into the
> dists is a good thing to do, but I expected this to be done by
> debmirror itself.
> The update logs do not seem to show anythign relevant except that in
> some seldom cases there are some errors in rsync (coming from rsync.c,
So files fail to mirror and debmirror won't put the mirror into an
> Am I missing something? What am I doing wrong?
Try using http. Or try reprepro instead. I'm considering orphaning
debmirror in favour of reprepro.
Rsync seems IMHO a better choice for mirroring. Is reprepro able to
mirrror existing mirrors? Via rsync?
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" A.Einstein