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Re: strange mirror problems

On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Alexander Koch wrote:

> On Tue, 10 November 1998 00:11:15 -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > > The size is the same. The date presumably makes mirror fetch them all.
> > > What have I done? I was mirroring from ftp.de.debian.org lately...
> > You should be using the provided ls-LR file for timestamps. Otherwise you
> > will get bitten by stuff like this.
> I did (with ftp.de.debian.org) and it wants to get all those files, too.
> Why has this happened? Why should fetching this file help for the
> timestamps?

Maybe because you didn't in the first place. the ls-LR contains the times
in the CST timezone and does not vary with the local time of the mirror.
We recently converted ftp.debian.org to use rsync which means all of it's
times changed and mirrors that rely on the timestamp of the ftp server
will get (badly) bitten.


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