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Re: snapshot.debian.org & debian-ports.org

On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Aurelien Jarno wrote:

> [Please Cc: me for the answer, as I am not subscribed to the list]

Sorry for the late reply.  I read your mail a while ago and then
promptly forgot about it. :)

>   - How is the snapshot process done? Does it tries to parse the
>     Packages.gz file to know what to fetch, or does it tries to have a
>     snapshot of the whole debian/ tree?

Snapshot is tree agnostic.  At the snapshotting level it couldn't tell a
warez site from a debian archive.  It just takes a tree and imports all
the regular files, symlinks and directories it finds.

The bin and src package search is then implemented on top of that.

>   - Are you able to detect if snapshot.debian.org get outdated (for 
>     example in case of problem with the mirroring pulse)? If not we 
>     can probably develop something on our side comparing the trace 
>     files.

We could probably monitor the d-ports equivalent of

but at this time no such monitoring is deployed.

>   - Could the debian-ports.org people get notified a bit in advance if
>     you plan to stop snapshotting it, so that we can be prepared to
>     restore it our side?

I don't plan on stopping.  But if we do, and we remember to let you
know, we will (Sorry, that's the best I can promise).

>   - Do the snapshot.debian.org people have any objections if we rely
>     on them for the debian-ports.org snapshots?

This really depends on what kind of guarantees you are looking for.

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