On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 11:24:36PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
Matt Domsch wrote:
>I'm working on it... :-)
>We don't force everyone to carry everything. Most folks don't carry
>Extras right now. Most folks carry only i386 and x86_64. A few only
>carry updates. And *everyone* uses a different URL to get to their
>content. Maintaining it manually is impossible anymore - hence the
>need for some software.
>what I've got in mind, a little of which already works.
Thanks. The original mail was send by me long back before I subscribed
to this list and has been struck on the moderation queue for a while I
guess. I did find this page and added a note on source packages. It
would very useful if the individual mirrors had a note clearly marking
the type of access (http/ftp/rynsc), repositories (core/extras),
architecture, source and binary packages and other details so users can
quickly understand which mirror carry the content they want and how to
Absolutely. And GeoIP, and ...
The current mirror list is a mess. There are folks on it that aren't
mirrors anymore. Some of the URLs are wrong. I bet it's missing some
mirrors too. It really only lists Core, not Extras or anything else.
When a release happens, everyone manually sends a "I'm synced" message
which someone has to collect and include in the release announcement.
All in all, a good opportunity for some nice software.
Turns out, Debian's got something, though I haven't found the source
for it yet. But they do a lot of what we would want, plus
DNS maintenance which we don't have to do
right now because we're using GeoIP to build the per-country yum lists.
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