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Re: quality assurance and debian mirrors

I would suggest:

  * Automatically remove the mirror from the list.
  * Open the bug and Cc the admin.  Include the relevant part of Debian
    Mirror Checker output.
  * When the bug is closed, add the mirror back.

Cheers, -Brian

Simon Paillard wrote:
> Hi,
> I started squashing 'mirrors' bugs [1] some weeks ago and noticed some
> problems, and now I have some questions :-)
> many almost dead mirrors
> ------------------------
> We can notice on http://www.de.debian.org/dmc/today/ and
> http://mirror.debian.org/status.html that many mirrors are in bad state,
> that can imply bad experience during a fresh Debian install.
> Considering the high number of mirrors which are dead or in bad state,
> should we: 
> - open a bug for each mirror and cc the admin ?
> - wait for the reply of the admin before removing the mirror from the
>   list ?
> - send periodically the relevant part of 'Debian Mirror Checker' ouput
>   to the mirror's admin if an error is detected ?
> broken submission form
> ----------------------
> By the way, we can notice http://debian.org/mirrors/submit doesn't work
> anymore i.e. doesn't open bugs automatically, while
> http://cgi.debian.org/cgi-bin/submit_mirror.pl returns ok.
> (The recent submission for debian.intergenia.de has been done by mail).
> So all the submissions since about 1 year are either stucked somewhere
> between gluck and the BTS, either lost !
> Thanks for your answers
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/mirrors

Brian Elliott Finley
Linux Strategist, CIS
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