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Re: security.debian.org: MD5Sum mismatch


On Fri Aug 17, 2007 at 13:12:34 +0200, Lupe Christoph wrote:
> 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.

Official debian mirrors usually should use 
	rsync --delay-updates --delete-after
to avoid such problems. I am using that now for quite a while on
debian.netcologne.de, and didn't hear any user in the last years
complaining our mirror would be broken.


[root@debian /root]# man real-life
No manual entry for real-life

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