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Re: Incoming

On Mon, Apr 03, 2000 at 11:20:32AM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 01, 2000 at 02:51:28PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > On Sat, 1 Apr 2000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > > > I hope to dismantle the sites mirroring incoming in favor of
> > > > direct access, it ultimately will use less bandwidth/cpu.
> > >
> > > this is bad. sometimes installing stuff from incoming is essential
> > > because packages in unstable depend on new packages which haven't
> > > made
> >
> > So? You can download it (slowly if need be) from the US or wait for it
> > to hit the mirrors.
> when a machine just got hosed because of a recent upgrade, i want to
> be able to fix it immediately by using the packages which are in my
> incoming mirror. they're already there, I can examine them immediately
> with 'dpkg -I', 'dpkg -c' and read the changelogs etc before installing,
> AND i don't have to wait for a (potentially very slow) download over
> undersized (i.e. small and slow) trans-pacific links.

If you weren't following unstable on critical machines, maybe that
wouldn't happen. Then again, I guess as a developer, we are all oblidged
to waste cpu and bandwidth (both of which we have plenty of, of course,
there seems to be no end to our resources....yeah, right) just so you can
fix your ill maintained systems quickly.

Great, sign me up for whatever self-serving position you have.

- Ben

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