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Re: are apt/sources.list http: and ftp: same?

On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 12:06:00AM -0600, Gregory Guthrie wrote:
> At 10:26 PM 01/31/2001 -0600, will trillich wrote:
> >just like on your web browser: sometimes, changing
> >         http://server.name.here/and/a/path/too
> >to
> >         ftp://server.name.here/and/a/path/too
> >works -- but it's most likely to be coincidence
> >(docroot for ftp is not likely to be the same as
> >docroot for http, in most cases).
> -- Hmm, interesting.
> So, when I look at packages.debian.org/stable does this document only the 
> http: sites, and if so, where (if anywhere) is the description of ftp site 
> contents?
> Seems like it is a natural assumption (IMHO) that these are two different 
> access methods, to what should appear to the user as identical archives. 
> Else, this should be documented somewhere!

theoretically, every mirror available should be (what's the
term, hmm... oh yes: a) MIRROR of the 'source' at debian.org
regardless of whether it's ftp or http.

in theory.

of course, joes.bar.and.grill may update weekly while
supersonic.network.traffic may update hourly...

just as
should list the same sources (for /etc/apt/sources.list) as
those listed on debian.org/misc/README.mirrors but when the
list gets updated, there's gonna be some lag before the other
one catches up...

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