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Mirror Network (was: Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting)

On Monday 14 March 2005 18:11, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:
> > Speaking of the mirror network is a red-herring.  Mirrors are not
> > forced to distribute every arch; they can and should eliminate archs
> > they aren't interested in distributing.
> They are. That is mirror policy for primary mirrors. That is the
> reason why amd64 is not in sid and consequently not in sarge.
> Instead of dropping archs from debian mirrors should be allowed to do
> partial mirrors. That would solve the space and bandwith problems for
> mirrors without adverse effects to the project as such.

And would break d-i, which currently provides a list of mirrors to choose 

Also notably, distribution on the main-mirror network is neither a requirement 
for nor a part of being in tier-1

Regards, David
- hallo... wie gehts heute?
- *hust* gut *rotz* *keuch*
- gott sei dank kommunizieren wir über ein septisches medium ;)
 -- Matthias Leeb, Uni f. angewandte Kunst, 2005-02-15

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