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Re: Status of mirror split and AMD64


On Friday, 06 Jan 2006, you wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 06, 2006 at 11:40:23AM +0100, Martin Zobel-Helas wrote:
> > could the FTP-Team please clairify what the current status of the mirror
> > split and the inclusion of AMD64 is? It has been said this will happen
> > directly after the release of sarge. Sarge is now 7 month out and (to
> > the enduser view) nothing has happened. This is very embarrassing for
> > Debian.
> > 
> > I don't like to hear "It will happen" but what the actual current status
> > is and where the community can help.
> aj blogged about it here:
> http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/blog/2005/11/16#2005-11-16-dak
> There was also some talk about this during the recent "Archive
> architecture qualification" IRC discussion on #debian-tech[1]:
> < Q_> aj: So what still needs to happen for the mirroring changes?
> <aj> Q_: work out exactly what mirrors should do; tell mirrors
> 	what they should do; wait for mirrors to do that
> [...]
> <aj> Q_: there's already a reasonably easy script, it's more the
> 	issue of making it easy for people to find a (eg) m68k mirror
> 	when the country mirror only had i386 eg
> There have also been ongoing discussions about optimizing
> apt-ftparchive, but I am not sure whether this is part of the solution
> as well.  Maybe aj can comment on that.

There have no "official" announcment yet. I find it very embarrassing
for Debian not to tell official what still needs to happen. Official is
for me a mail to d-d-a.


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