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Re: security.debian.org: MD5Sum mismatch

On Friday, 2007-08-17 at 10:46:32 +0000, paddy@panici.net wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 12:20:34PM +0200, Lupe Christoph wrote:

> > I *wish* those updates
> > were atomic, but they probably arent'.

> why not though ?

Because they involve a lot of files. You would have to use two areas
that contain alternating generations and switch the (http|ftp|rsync)
servers between them. Only that switch can be atomic.

Doing this would make the operation of the server a lot more complicated
and thus less robust.

Lupe Christoph
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