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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.


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