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Re: the Packages files should get to mirrors last

On Fri, Aug 20, 2004 at 07:39:02AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> On the Debian mirrors, each day there is a period, perhaps a few
> hours, between the time the Packages files arrive, and the time
> packages themselves arrive.

I agree. That's no reason to have Packages* files transferred soon
before the new files. That can also break temporarly single pkg
installations and the mirror could break 'til next successful pulse, 
if for some reason it cannot complete transfers. An old archive
is better than a broken one.

Francesco P. Lovergine

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