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Re: Re: ftp.debian.org has incomplete mirror

Josip Rodin wrote :
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 10:09:50PM +0200, Franklin PIAT wrote:
> > I have noticed that ???ftp.debian.org actually points to an incomplete
> > mirror (no ppc, sparc...), which is problematic, since its often used in
> > examples or default URLs :
> Can you tell us where it is used in examples or default URLs, so that
> we can fix those places?

Humm, probably everywhere ;-( googling for
* ftp.debian.org => 980 000 hits.
* ftp.debian.org site:www.debian.org => 4000 hits
   including some like : http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080413
* wiki.d.o has a few [50] too.

Currently, I have the problem in a package I'm preparing, which purpose
is to fetch DI netboot images. I wish I could provide a reasonable
default, which would be *guaranteed* to have all netboot images (one
don't really need to use a local mirror, since it's just a few

Alternatively, what would be hte best machine parse'able list of
mirrors ?

Any other suggestion ?

Thanks in advance


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