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Re: debian package mirrors

"Matus \"fantomas\" Uhlar" <uhlar@fantomas.sk> wrote:
>Colin Watson wrote:
>-> That's very old, and doesn't seem to know about pools. The one I quoted
>-> is billed as a working pool-aware partial mirror script.
>well, pool is just subdirectory in the hierarchy, why should it work badly?

Because the packages that used to go in dists/$(dist)/binary-$(arch) are
now all jumbled together in the pool. You can't just exclude by
architecture any more, or indeed by distribution; you've got to parse
Packages files in order to know what you need to mirror, or else you'll
either get far too much or far too little.

>-> >(58GB here - seems too much)
>-> Sounds like you're mirroring the whole archive.
>yes, but it was ~30GB just some weeks (months) ago...

Maybe the release of 2.2r3 changed something. Depends what you're trying
to mirror.

Colin Watson                                     [cjw44@flatline.org.uk]

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