Re: Bug#420252: netselect-apt generates unvalidated unusable sources.list
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 06:09:02PM +0200, Filippo Giunchedi wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 05:26:34PM +0200, Simon Paillard wrote:
> > > Anyway, I think automatic mirror checks are being done, thus netselect-apt
> > > trusts mirrors_full to provide good informations.
> > For the moment, automatic mirror checks are done, but the output of
> > these checks at http://www.de.debian.org/dmc/today/ are not
> > automatically exploited yet.
> > So out of work or date mirrors may be present in the list.
> thanks for the information! is the list of http/ftp working mirrors exported
> somewhere so it is not necessary to parse the above page?
We (actually I for the moment :p) parse
http://www.de.debian.org/dmc/today/ from time to time, then mail admins
and modify Mirrors.masterlist accordingly.
A perl script at
http://teubr.eu.org/~spaillar/debian/qamirrors/check-archs allow to
(almost) produce a updated Mirrors.masterlist in sync with reality. For
the moment it does it only for ISO mirrors, but it's quite easy to adapt