Re: New architectures/mirror architecture (Re: ppc64 port)
Stephen Frost <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> * Matt Zimmerman (email@example.com) wrote:
>> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 01:01:34AM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
>> > Last I had heard multiarch wasn't a factor in the amd64 port getting
>> > into sid, it was the fact that someone needs to rewrite the mirroring
>> > scripts so that current mirrors don't need to mirror all archs.
>> Indeed. In fact, those who purport that multiarch is needed for amd64 only
>> distract from the real issues.
>> Speaking of which, is there any update on the mirror situation? Is anyone
>> working on it, or is it waiting for someone to take up the task? Is it only
>> some software that needs to be written/changed, or is there more to it?
> These questions have actually been asked previously and I've yet to see
> them answered. If you get answers please make sure they're posted to
> the debian-amd64 list as well as any other appropriate ones.
The problem is that nobody says what needs to be done. Debian has
several partial mirror scripts that work fine for many people. So it
can't be just that.
I heard that ftp-admin complained about alioth usage by debian-amd64.
But what do they expect if we have to alpha test apt-archive managing
software and rebuild the archive from scratch a few times (which means
nearly all of sid gets moved around).