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Re: Reasonable maximum package size ?

On Tue, Jun 05, 2007 at 10:27:26AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Jun 05, Michael Hanke <michael.hanke@gmail.com> wrote:

> >  - diskspace is rather cheap and bandwith should be no problem as the
> >    number of downloads will remain relatively low.
> Diskspace *is* a problem for mirrors, as is bandwidth in many countries.
> Also, you should think about this issue not just in the context of the
> single package you are interested in but as a general policy.

  Honnestly, no, this is not true anymore nowadays. With a 500Gb sata
hard drive, you're able to have a full debian mirror (all archs). Such a
disk is around 100€ nowadays. There is even machines that now have
enough ram to put an arch+all mirror in a ramdisk (though they cost a
bit more than 100€ ;p).

  So please, yest this was an issue not to long ago. Now ? no it's not.

  No, the real issue IMHO is indeed bandwidth, as this is still a quite
expensive resource.
·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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