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Re: rsync for dists/ only

On Thu, 12 Jan 2012 09:53:35 +0800
"." <desire@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM, Carlos Carvalho <carlos@fisica.ufpr.br>wrote:
> > Neil Williams (codehelp@debian.org) wrote on 11 January 2012 22:15:
> >  >However, many mirrors complain about use of rsync and every once in a
> >  >while, specific mirrors will fail to rsync.
> >
> > Use the official country mirrors, ftp.<country>.d.o. They must offer
> > rsync, it's part of their duty. If you find one that doesn't complain
> > here. ftp.uk should have worked but every so often it doesn't so I'd
> > avoid it. The same for us and tw...
> >
> Although country mirrors *should* offer rsync, Peter stated that when it is
> necessary to temporarily reassign the country mirrors, the http service is
> the only criterion.  See
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors/2011/06/msg00007.html
> Perhaps I don't quite understand the requirements.  Can't you  pick one of
> the push-primary or push-secondary mirrors offering rsync from the list at
> http://www.debian.org/mirror/list-full and use its canonical name (rather
> than country mirror alias)?
> For greater robustness, modify the script to test for success else retry
> with an alternate mirror.

I do need to implement a fallback mechanism, that's true. Thanks for
the tips, I'll adopt a list of mirrors, including the bytemark one, and
work from there.


Neil Williams

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