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Re: smart upload server

On Sun, 30, May, 2010 at 02:05:00AM +0200, Torsten Werner spoke thus..
> Hi Mark,
> On Sat, May 29, 2010 at 10:34 PM, Mark Hymers <mhy@debian.org> wrote:
> > I'm still fairly unhappy with the idea of needing special support for
> > uploading packages as a whole.  Can someone re-outline what this
> > actually wins us over simply rewriting debianqueued in a sensible manner
> > and continuing to allow simple, generic, anonymous ftp access?
> instant feedback. Imagine I upload a *.dsc file with the wrong
> checksum for the orig tarball. It would be possible with the new
> (synchronous) smart upload server to immediately reject the upload
> after sending the *.dsc.

I still question whether needing custom upload software is more of a
loss than instant feedback is a win.  Also, that only applies on an
initial upload containing the orig as machines which aren't ftp-master
(i.e. our other upload queue machines) can't check projectb for already
existing files.


Mark Hymers <mhy at debian dot org>

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