[arch-dev-public] Arch mirrors
roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 03:10:40 EDT 2007
2007/9/17, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> On 9/17/07, Simo Leone <simo at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 17, 2007 at 10:58:37AM -0700, eliott wrote:
> > > There is a FS ticket for part of this thread:
> > > http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7006
> > >
> > > I support changing the link on the downloads page to reference the wiki.
> > > This would, however, allow end users to modify the mirror page thus
> > > changing the mirror list in a way that may be seen as more 'official'.
> > >
> > > We could perhaps lock the mirrors page, but that semi-defeats the
> > > purpose of the change control suggestion.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts or feedback of a high caliber?
> > >
> > I'd rather have the static mirror page for the reasons you mentioned. It
> > seems kind of... open... to have a wikified mirror page.
> > If someone wants to add a mirror, it's not that hard to mail one of us
> > and ask to have it added/removed/whatever, which amounts to the same
> > thing as a locked wiki page, except the non-wiki page is prettier 8)
> > -S
> Can we get http/ftp/rsync availability at least on the offical page? A
> nice table would do the trick:
> mirror | http | ftp | rsync \
> foo.bar.com | <a href="http://...">HTTP</a> | <a href="ftp://.."> ........
> You get the point. It shouldn't be very hard to write a little script
> that tests the current list of mirrors we have for availability of
> these three services.
Well, this info is already provided on our wiki, so if someone will
modify /download/ page manually then this can be entered as well.
We cannot use pacman mirrorlist directly, because not all mirrors have
isos on them (or if there will be a script for checking ftp/http/rsync
- it should check for latest isos too).
Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)
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