Re: snapshot.debian.org & debian-ports.org
On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 06:11:43PM +0200, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> 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. :)
Ok, I understand. Didn't realize earlier you were also behind this
> > - 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 - Are you able to detect if snapshot.debian.org get outdated (for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.
Yes, it's what I add in mind. I'll see if I can come with script, I
guess it might be useful for the main archive too.
> > - 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.
I think given you are running the service, you are already aware of its
value, and you'll make everything so that it doesn't happen. I hope it
will never happen, however if it is the case, the kind of warranty we
would like is debian-ports being handled like the main debian archive.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73