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Re: more mirror questions

Rick Macdonald wrote:
> On Mon, 6 May 1996 Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:
> >   Bernd>  Hi, perhpas somebody can help me. How do I tell mirror the Tiezone
> >   Bernd> of the Remote Host? If I want to mirror master, ftp and a german
> >   Bernd> site mirror alway compares different times. Any good solutions?
> >
> > That has been bugging me as well when I switched from ftp.debian.org to some
> > other mirror during the hick-ups at ftp.debian.org. It would be really nice
> > if we could store files dates in UTC (GMT) rather than in localtime. 
> Over the last few days my mirror started retransferring everything again.
> I didn't bother to figure out why; I finally went and added the
> get_newer=false parameter to my setup.
> New files and files whose _sizes_ change still get transferred.
> I just hope that people stick to the "rule" never to update a file
> without incrementing the version number in the file name.

I'd like to retract my own suggestion. It occured to me that there are many
non-.deb files such as Packages, Contents and the floppy_disk files. These
don't have names with version numbers. These files can be updated without
changing the file sizes. This is especially true with the floppy_disk files
since they are always split on a size of 1474560. Setting the time stamps of
these files with -T will lose.

So, for me this is still an issue.

Any more ideas?


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