Mirror update lock
I have been having a few reports of problems due to a mirror updating
and packages being unavailable. Users believe it is some sort of error
or the packages are missing, the world is ending, this whole linux thing
is just a pile of crap... etc, every report is laced with a bit of
Anyway, I've been wondering if it could be avoided by having apt-get
check for a 'lockfile' of some sort on the mirror, if the file exists,
then it displays a message like "This mirror is currently being updated,
please try one of the mirrors listed <url>here</url>. It will be
completed in approxmately: <time>". When the update is complete, the
file is removed.
Has this been done? Or is there some reason why it would not work well?
Blake Barnett (bdb) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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