Re: ,deb's follow Packages files to mirrors: nuts or what?
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 11:41:26AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Isn't it nuts that the Packages files get to the mirrors before the
> .debs do?
> Wouldn't it be right if the Packages files got to the mirrors after
> the .debs they list do?
> Why don't you guys say anything? Anybody home? Tell me I'm not nuts.
Well, nuts... I'd call it lazyness (or lack of time).
I've helped someone hack a mirroring script that does just that. It
ignores the Packages files on the first run and doesn't delete
anything. On a second run, it fetches the Packages files and _then_
deletes the old files. It's not perfect, but it's better than fetching
a Packages file that refers to non existant versions.