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Re: Dealing better with CD releases

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 01:06:25AM +0200, Simon Paillard wrote:
>On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:49:49PM +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
>> On Wed, 2009-04-15 at 14:36 +0100, Steve McIntyre wrote:
>> > At the moment we have problems when we do releases including new
>> > CD/DVD images, as you'll see from mailing list complaints about broken
>> > links each time. [..]
>> > 
>> > 1. The Problem
>> > 
>> > [..] The image filenames and the top-level directory are versioned for
>> > clarity, [..] We then prune most of the old ISO images so we don't
>> > waste too much space [..] We currently potentially have a window of a
>> > few hours of breakage, as the web pages that point directly to the old
>> > images
>> I discovered mirrorbrain.org, an apache module to handle mirrors (with
>> geoip...). It is capable of tracking the states of mirrors...
>> You are probably aware of that tool, but here it is in case you don't.
>mirrorbrain was previously named openSuse redirector, already mentionned
>on debian-mirrors (list in Cc)
>Though I didn't give it a try :
> * most of the features needed are here
> * to be clear; would not be applicable to packages yet, because 
>   apt doesn't support HTTP redirect yet, see #212732 #79002
> * it's PSQL (overkill ?) + apache module in C,
> * avoid single HTTP redirector -> single point of failure

OK, looks like something useful for investigation then. Anybody
volunteering the time to do it? I'm a little short on time at the
moment, as you can probably tell from my delays in answering emails

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
You raise the blade, you make the change... You re-arrange me 'til I'm sane...

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