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Re: What's up with http.us.debian.org?

on Thu, Nov 15, 2001 at 08:35:24PM -0600, Adam Heath (doogie@debian.org) wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Nov 2001, Svante Signell wrote:
> > Is something wrong with the apt-get functionality of http://http.us.debian.org?
> > Apt-get update works but apt-get dist-upgrade gives eg:
> > Failed to fetch
> > http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/p/python-gnome/python-gtk_0.6.8-12_i386.deb
> > 404 Not Found [IP: 80]
> Yesterday, auric.debian.org died in the middle of the sync.  This
> machine is ftp-master.  This should be fixed with today's mirror
> pulse.

Curious, as this came up on deb-user as well.  Has there any thought
been made to ensuring that archive updates are atomic?  I'm not
generally familiar with the process, but it would seem that if new
packages are uploaded, old packages retained, Packages lists saved to
temporary locations, then overwritten, and finally, old packages
removed, the integrity problems we're seeing would be less frequent.

There's also the issue of cross-site synchronization for round-robin
DNS hosts, as http.us.debian.org:

    http.us.debian.org  	A
    http.us.debian.org  	A
    http.us.debian.org  	A
    http.us.debian.org  	A

Just a thought.


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