Re: Bits (Nybbles?) from the Vancouver release team meeting
On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:04, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 07:32:12AM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:51:40 +0100, Sven Luther
> > >> Do not expect mirror admins to run Debian, and to be willing to
> > >> pull smart mirroring tricks.
> > >
> > >What do they use now ?
> > I know the mirror admin of one of the tier-2-Mirrors. His box runs
> > RedHat, and mirrors Redhat, SuSe, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, kernel.org and a
> > bunch of other sites, and he uses plain rsync.
> Even plain rsync can do smart things.
> > I am not even sure whether ftp2.de.debian.org even pulls tricks to
> > mirror the pool first and dists last.
> > >And does it not allow already to mirror only woody or
> > >only some arches ?
> > How can tht be accomplished without reading the Packages files?
> Well, it could be done by doing a first mirroring from the main archive
> to some special url the mirrors get, this is the most naive solution, i
> am sure there are many more.
> > > Or at least there is plan to allow for this ?
> > I hope so, but our ftpmasters seem to be committed to reduce archive
> > sites by completely dropping arches.
> That is the new development, previously per-arch mirroring, or dropping
> some arches from the mirror network was considered, so there must be a
> solution for that.
Many of the mirrors I have investigated are only partial - no source; no
architecture A, B or C. However, most do carry stable, testing and
unstable. Its no great deal running a partitial mirror, debmirror is
designed for this. Mind you I had worked an alternative solution before
discovering debmirror and no doubt others have done the same.
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