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Re: Bug#518334: netselect-apt: Old non-us mirrors are causing bad results


On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 03:23:13PM +0200, Filippo Giunchedi wrote:
> [CCing debian-mirrors]
> On Thu, Mar 05, 2009 at 08:50:59AM -0500, Jan Muszynski wrote:
> > The list of mirrors that netselect-apt is pulling currently includes a lot of
> > old non-us mirrors. This is causing the app to return bad results. For example
> > I tried running netselect-apt using both testing and lenny as distro names. In
> > each case the mirror that was returned was:
> > http://debian.planetmirror.com/debian-non-US/
> > 
> > This is a bad mirror. Removing that and the next one was also a non-us pointing
> > mirror. Doing a global edit on mirrors_full to remove all the non-us sites res-
> > olved the problem.
> all non-us mirrors are "bad" in the sense that the don't carry current stable,
> why don't remove them altogether from the mirror list?

Why doesn't "> woody" netslect-apt ignore non-us entries in the list ?

It should even filter so that the test is done only on the right mirror
(having a fast volatile mirror that doesn't provide the archive is not

That is IMO the best question, though we :
* remind admins of mirrors that -non-US can be removed
* might want to keep some mirrors of non-US

> poor-man' status of non-us mirrors as of today:
> http://people.debian.org/~filippo/nonus_listing

How can you expect http://somemirror/debian-non-US/dists/lenny to return
200 OK ??

Best regards.

Simon Paillard

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