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Re: ,deb's follow Packages files to mirrors: nuts or what?

Steinar Gunderson writes:
>On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 11:41:26AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
>> Wouldn't it be right if the Packages files got to the mirrors after
>> the .debs they list do?
>The mirror script I'm using (which I got from maswan, who is running
>ftp.se.debian.org, our upstream) does two rsync rounds.
>1. Update all .debs, don't delete anything.
>2. Update Packages files and delete all .debs that no longer exists upstream.
>This takes care of the problem; I'd be surprised if the other mirrors didn't
>take approximately the same route.

Definitely. My mirror actually does it in 3 passes:

1. update debs/sources
2. update Packages/Sources
3. delete missing

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
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