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Re: Too few up-to-date CD image mirrors

On Fri, 29 Nov 2002, Joey Hess wrote:

> Mattias Wadenstein wrote:
> > Well, that thing has been more or less recommended on this list as I
> > understand it for sites without the restrictions that apply to the non-us
> > images. I just carry both versions though, less hassle that way.
> If it's accepted I can make the script stop checking sizes (or hack in
> some kind of symlink detection). It strikes me as a very bad idea to
> make the user randomly get the non-us version with the name that
> indicates it is the us version though. That can make for very confusing
> bug reports if the non-us version breaks something.

Well, the non-us one is considered the real one, it is supposed to be that
image, just that some sites in the US might want to carry a different

> > Well, looks good. Perhaps extrating the number of the latest version
> > instead of just the binary check of "has 3.0_r0"? And perhaps a check of
> > incomplete sets (just i386). Or perhaps those are the RFEs for version
> > 2.0. :)
> I might improve it for 3.0_r1, since the difference between r0 and r1
> will not be a big deal for many people when getting cd's. I'm only
> checking the first cd, but the code can have the names and sizes of all
> the other cd's added to it in the configuration section. I suspect most
> people want only one cd. I may add a check for source cd's.

Yeah, that might be nice. It is probably more important to get this up and
running though.

/Mattias Wadenstein

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