Re: Proper way to mirror
On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 08:41:40AM +0200, Clifford W. Hansen wrote:
> I'm currently running a mirror for my office (If we had bandwith we would open
> it), and am wondering :
> which is the prefered/best way to mirror and
> which is the best source
You can user netselect-apt, which uses the same method as a mtr to each
of the mirrors.
> (All the mirrors that are close seem to be old)?
Please report against the virtual package 'mirrors' the mirror you found
to be old.
> We were using apt-mirror but then this started failing and we changed over to
> Dists: etch
Actually, there is no proper way to select specific distributions apart
from debmirror, since rsync doesn't handle this.
What you can do also is using a proxy instead (with plain apache for
example, apt-proxy and others seem to have some issues), so that you
don't waste any bandwidth.
> PS. I am going to change over to rsync later today and test that, needed to
> open FW ports...
Definitely rsync would be more efficient than http, but you would still
have to use debmirror over rsync if you want to mirror only packages
for a given dist.
I hope it answers to your question.