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Re: apt maintainers dead?

>>>>> " " == Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@debian.org> writes:

     > On 7 Jan 2001, Goswin Brederlow wrote:

    >> I tried to contact the apt maintainers about rsync support for
    >> apt-get (a proof of concept was included) but haven't got an
    >> answere back yet.

     > No, you are just rediculously impatatient.

     > Date: 06 Jan 2001 19:26:59 +0100 Subject: rsync support for apt

     > Date: 07 Jan 2001 22:42:02 +0100 Subject: apt maintainers dead?

     > Just a bit over 24 hours? Tsk Tsk.

Usually with people living wordwide someone is allways reading their
mails, so an answere within minutes is possible.

     > The short answer is exactly what you should expect - No,
     > absolutely not.  Any emergence of a general rsync for APT

Then why did it take so long? :)

     > method will result in the immediate termination of public rsync
     > access to our servers.

I think that is something to be discussed. As I said before, I expect
the rsync + some features to produce less load than ftp or http.

Given that it doesn't need more resources than those two, is the
answere still no?

     > I have had discussions with the rproxy folks, and I feel that
     > they are currently the best hope for this sort of thing. If you
     > want to do something, then help them.

I'm still at the "designing technical detail and specs" stage, so
anything is possible. Gotta check rproxy out when I wake up
again. I hope I got an url for it by then.


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