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Re: ftp.debian.org update

On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 09:45:57AM +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 08:52:00PM +0100, Josip Rodin wrote:
> > If you're using it now, please switch to a country-based DNS name
> > such as ftp.us.debian.org, ftp.ca.debian.org, ftp.uk.debian.org, ...
> > The list of those servers is at http://www.debian.org/mirror/list
> The PTS is "using" it, in the sense that the links from per-package
> pages to the constituents of the source package (.dsc/.diff/...) point
> to inner URLs of ftp.debian.org.
> Since I don't know where the current PTS page reader is coming from, do
> we have a sourceforge-like mirror guesser/chooser which can redirect an
> absolute URL pointing into a generic Debian mirror to a country-based
> Debian mirror URL?

We don't, but we should have. For example, the /distrib/ part of the
web site links to ftp.nl.d.o for a lot of stuff.

Switching to cgi.d.o/cgi-bin/download.pl or something analogous should be
fairly simple... but then, somebody removed that script when packages.d.o
got moved out. It wasn't a particularly good script (it didn't use
Mirrors.masterlist), so I could just write a better one from scratch.

But this is wholly off-topic for debian-devel - please bring it up in on
debian-www or even better file a bug report on www.debian.org.
I only saw this by accident...

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