Re: are apt/sources.list http: and ftp: same?
On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 12:06:00AM -0600, Gregory Guthrie wrote:
> At 10:26 PM 01/31/2001 -0600, will trillich wrote:
> >just like on your web browser: sometimes, changing
> > http://server.name.here/and/a/path/too
> > ftp://server.name.here/and/a/path/too
> >works -- but it's most likely to be coincidence
> >(docroot for ftp is not likely to be the same as
> >docroot for http, in most cases).
> -- Hmm, interesting.
> So, when I look at packages.debian.org/stable does this document only the
> http: sites, and if so, where (if anywhere) is the description of ftp site
> Seems like it is a natural assumption (IMHO) that these are two different
> access methods, to what should appear to the user as identical archives.
> Else, this should be documented somewhere!
theoretically, every mirror available should be (what's the
term, hmm... oh yes: a) MIRROR of the 'source' at debian.org
regardless of whether it's ftp or http.
of course, joes.bar.and.grill may update weekly while
supersonic.network.traffic may update hourly...
should list the same sources (for /etc/apt/sources.list) as
those listed on debian.org/misc/README.mirrors but when the
list gets updated, there's gonna be some lag before the other
one catches up...
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