[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Backports becoming official, upcoming Squeeze release

Hi all,

Below some misc news about Debian mirrors, regarding the official status
of the backports archive and the upcoming Squeeze release.

On Sun, Sep 05, 2010 at 11:08:37PM +0200, Alexander Reichle-Schmehl wrote:
> Backports service becoming official                     press@debian.org
> September 5th, 2010             http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100995
> Informations on how to use the backports service are available at the new
> backports website [5].  Users of the old backports service should change
> their sources.list to point to:
>   deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main contrib non-free
> (or one of its mirrors). 

Backports mirrors to be accessible at /debian-backports/

First, you can notice the name has changed because of the official
status, from backports.org to debian-backports :
 * please make the backports mirror available at /debian-backports/ as
   well (for all FTP/HTTP/RSYNC).
 * without breaking the old path :-)

Rsync and push setup for backports mirrors

Note any previous push setup from www.backports.org is deprecated and will not
be moved automatically, you can sync from a mirror listed at

Please check whether your "standard archive" upstream provides backports, if so
please ask them for a push, and tell us your new backports upstream at
mirrors@d.o or http://www.debian.org/mirror/submit

Offical mirrors can ask us for a push trigger.

Upcoming Squeeze release and periodic reminders

Debian mirrors *should* :
- use the recommended tool ftpsync: http://debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror#how for
  all mirrors (debian, debian-backports, debian-volatile, etc.)
- avoid drop/close architectures or access protocol (moreover without
  prior notification, notice arch addition[0] and size requirements [1])
- configure standard path like /debian/ /debian-volatile/ /debian-cd/ and avoid
  custom path 
- read the errors logs mailed by ftpsync
- for ISOs, do not perform manual updates, but *automatic* either pushed
  or pulled (today is 5.0.6 !).

[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors-announce/2009/04/msg00000.html
[1] http://www.debian.org/mirror/size

Thanks for mirroring Debian and best regards.

Simon Paillard
mirrors@debian.org | #debian-mirrors@irc.debian.org

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: