Re: minimizing the impact of bad mirrors (was: mirror debian.tu-bs.de out of date)
Simon Paillard (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote on 21 July 2008 19:52:
>The problem is that many other kind of issues can happen on the mirror,
>and checking the last date of project/trace/ftp-master.debian.org is
>clearly not be sufficient (an arch may stop being updated for example).
Note that http://merkel.debian.org/~jeroen/mirrorstatus.html already
checks the public mirrors. In particular, tu-bs.de is reported as
being out of sync...
>Basically, all the needed tests should be present on
>http://teubr.eu.org/~spaillar/debian/qamirrors/TODO (whose I should
>create a wiki page instead ..).
Some of these suggestions are implemented in
>> Would it be useful to file a wishlist bug?
>We have to carefully think at the several solutions.
>One of these is implementing a DNS round robin of mirrors, regurarly
>updated, only composed of working and fresh mirrors.
>As a first step, I submitted #483957 so that the authorative list of
>mirrors get included in the sources.list and /or in the man
>Obvisouly, that supposes the list at
>http://www.debian.org/mirrors/list is always consistent with reality
>(and that is not the case since we still do hand test/mail/list
Are you sure you want to open this Pandora box? :-) :-)