Re: upgrading only urgency=high packages
On Thu, May 03, 2001 at 10:01:44AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Matt" == Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com> writes:
> Matt> I discussed the idea a bit with James Troup, and one of his
> Matt> concerns was that the database would be centralized, not
> Matt> distributed over many mirrors like the packages themselves.
> Matt> This would be a scalability problem if such a system were to
> Matt> become popular. Judging by the response that
> Matt> apt-listchanges received, and the interest people have in
> Matt> the idea, it just might.
> What about a distributed database, eg. openldap with slave LDAP
Replicating the database is not hard, especially since it is for the most part
read-only, and updates would come from one source. The problem is where to
host these distributed database servers. The archive mirror network has the
advantage of being well-established and relatively low-maintenance for the
operators (I hope).
Maybe I'll start by running it as a public service on one of my servers, and
see what kind of load it imposes. The first thing, of course, is to get a hook
where I can process each source package as it comes in. katie may not be the
right place for this, but I'd say that lintian runs would be.