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Re: Do you know this mirror?

bob@proulx.com (Bob Proulx) writes:
> Except for the Packages file I see no advantage for rsync in the case
> of the deb archive.  In fact I see a serious advantage for using
> http.  Pull the Packages files locally and then do all of the system
> stats locally.  It would seem to be the lightest on the server of the
> available options.

1) Automatic deletion of files on the mirror when they disappear

2) Preservation of hard links and the resulting preservation of disk

I aggree that rsync's bandwidth-saving-through-binary-diffs feature
goes unused.


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