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ftpsync test please



Hi

at http://ftp-master.debian.org/users/joerg/ftpsync/ you can find a
pre-release of the 80486 version of ftpsync.

This contains some changes I am currently, due to time constraints,
unable to test, and as such I don't want to release it. But then they
are also important to get out to the world, so I ask for your help.

If you run a mirror, please test if this version still works for
you. That is, does your mirror still get updated? Or does the script
break completly? Or fry your system?

The changes since version 80386 include:

- a few style fixes (yay)

- a change in the way dists/ is handled. This should fix the user side
  bug that apt downloads Translation files where the checksum doesn't
  match what apt expects. (In the past the translation files haven't
  been signed using the release files, so in the past apt had nothing to
  check their validity with. Now we have, so we need to ensure that
  those matching the Release file are actually what apt can get)

- default values of TO, RSYNC_PATH and RSYNC_OPTIONS1
  changed. RSYNC_OPTIONS1 due to the above, the others to adjust to more
  common values on .debian.org hosts.

- we no longer try to exclude boot floppies. Huh, yeah.

- No longer have the whole work in a mainroutine() function. That change
  has been in git for a long while, so I don't expect it to make trouble

- Fix for a undeclared variable SSH_CONNECTION

- We enhanced the trace files, to help http.debian.net along. They now
  also include a list of the architectures that the mirror carries. And
  they show which Upstream mirror is used.

- Added a routine to the end of ftpsync, checking if there is a new
  version of itself available. If so it will inform the admin about
  it. To not flood you too much, this will only mail once every 3 days.


While this sounds much, and the diff isn't exactly small, most of the
changes have been tested via our git repository and our own usage of
that on .debian.org hosts. So I don't expect/hope for much trouble, but
please test.

Thanks!

-- 
bye, Joerg
<liw> er, *not* what I meant, is what I meant

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