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Re: POSSIBLE BUG : some woody packages coming from potato and not pool?

* Oliver Kurth <oku@masqmail.cx> [2002-07-31 15:00]:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 08:25:58AM -0400, Walter Tautz wrote:
> > 
> > Can I download the required packages from potato using debmirror perhaps?
> > Reading the manpage says it scans the Packages file so this would seem
> > to be the correct way to go.  My problem obviously
> > stems from the fact that I'm using a rsync script as posted on the debian
> > website with a few minor changes one of which is not to mirror potato. 
> > LESSON: use debmirror for mirroring archives, duh...
> I have written a bash script for our local mirror. It uses rsync for the
> Packages files, and wget using the contents of the Packages file. It can
> be configured for different architectures and dists.
> Problems: it is not very clean, and it does not delete old packages (but you
> can make a mirror of the mirror...). I use it since 6 months or so.
> If anyone is interested, I can make it available.
> I tried debmirror, but somehow I did not get it working... but I do not
> remember why. Possibly because we have a proxy here that requires
> authentication. I did not like it anyway.

I did a patch to support FTP_over_HTTP and HTTP in debmirror. It uses LWP.
It is here :

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