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

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 10:13:07PM +0200, Simon Paillard wrote:
> > 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 ?

in some sense it does, codenames are listed >= oldstable as of now

> 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
> relevant).

For now I've anchored the regexp so that only current (non non-us) mirrors are
And yes, testing a mirror is definitely something desiderable.

> 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
> http://debian.org/distrib/archive#non-us-archive


> > 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 ??

my bad, I've updated the listing

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