[arch-dev-public] FTP (re)organization

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon May 14 14:28:14 EDT 2007

On 5/14/07, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> While discussing with Dale about where to put the new isos, the issue of
> the ftp organization came up:
> Right now, we have subdirectories, 0.1, ..., 0.8 and current is a
> symlink to 0.8. This is bad for several reasons. It suggests that we
> have a "release", which we don't. And everytime we release a new
> version, we move 0.X to 0.Y, and re-set the current symlink, that means
> the mirrors will re-pull all the current packages (which they already
> have, but download anyway). I suggest doing this for cleanup:
> - rm current; mv 0.8 current
> (I know this will cause the same problem as described above, but at
> least it will be the last time)
> - rm release
> - remove all isos from current/iso/* and replace them with the new ones
> (this means we won't keep the old isos, but do we need them?)
> - ln -s current/iso iso-download
> so that people can find the isos more easily on the mirror.
> Any objections/suggestions?

This will also speed up pacman.  The way it works via ftp is as follows:
GET foo-1.0-1.pkg.tar.gz
# ok now lets get bar
# oh that's not correct
CWD ..
CWD ..
CWD ..
CWD current
CWD os
CWD i686
GET bar-1.0-1.pkg.tar.gz
# now baz
# not correct
...... etc etc etc

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