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Re: deb.debian.org [was: Re: howto avoid "apt-get update" going guru?]

]] Josh Triplett 

> [Please CC me on replies.]
> Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > ]] Josh Triplett
> > > Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> > > > I personally recommend using deb.debian.org.
> > > 
> > > That works nicely, thanks!  Seems to have decent performance.
> > > 
> > > I couldn't find any announcement or documentation of this, other than
> > > that on the site itself, though I did find a use of it in a recent
> > > announcement of dbgsym packages.
> > 
> > It's somewhat in beta yet.  I should probably write up an announcement
> > about it.
> Ah, that makes sense.  I look forward to the announcement.
> When you make the announcement, can you include a link to the details of
> the CDN, such as the extent of its caching servers?  That would help
> people determine if using it will likely produce good results for them.

Yeah, though what you actually want to check is whether it is faster for
them or not, rather than base it on just geographical distance.

> > > Does the CDN this uses download and cache packages on first request?
> > > Because I noticed when testing it that if I requested a package
> > > reasonably unlikely to have already been fetched, it would hang at "0%
> > > [Waiting for headers]" for a long time (minutes).  But if I reattempted
> > > that same package later, it would download just fine.
> > 
> > This was a bug and should be fixed now.  (It downloads on first request,
> > but it streams, so there should not be a big initial delay.)
> Out of curiosity, what was the bug?

A bug in the VCL generator which caused an early return before
the flag to enable streaming was set.  I added a workaround which makes
it so we no longer hit the bug.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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