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 - Are you able to detect if snapshot.debian.org get outdated (for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
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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