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Re: ftpsync test please

On 12837 March 1977, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
> Joerg Jaspert (joerg@ganneff.de) wrote on 1 May 2012 01:03:
>  >- We enhanced the trace files, to help http.debian.net along. They now
>  >  also include a list of the architectures that the mirror carries.
> What's the usefulness of this?

Easy to find out what exactly is supposed to be on a mirror.

> If it's really necessary I'd rather see
> a list of excluded archs, since the default for a mirror is to carry
> all of them. The excluded ones are easy to list from ARCH_EXCLUDE or
> similar.

That will change. Or rather, we will offer a changed default, in some
time not too far away. The plan is to switch from "mirror all, except
you excluded it" to "mirror only what you want". With a reasonable
default value set, for those admins who don't want to decide (ie. the
major architectures). (And a long time keeping compatibility code, so
both ways work).

>  >And they show which Upstream mirror is used.
> This is not necessary. It can be deduced by the trace files in the
> directory. Further, it may not be easy to do because what's in the
> script variable is not always the upstream host name.

It can be decuded. Most of the times. Not always.
And if its not the hostname thats actually used for the mirror in the
listing then either something is funny - or the mirror list should list
it as an alternative.
Though I leave arguing for this feature to the http people, as (iirc)
that one isss a request from them. And they had a reason i could
follow. Im just not able to remember it right now :)

bye, Joerg
If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing

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