[arch-dev-public] Reducing traffic usage during package move between repos

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 06:02:47 EDT 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 12:05, Thomas Bächler<thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych schrieb:
>> The negative side is that this will need one-time redownload of all
>> packages by mirrors,
> Which will take several weeks!


>> though this can be avoided by manual moving of the files by mirror admin
>> (need to be done in this way: wait until /all syncing starts, kill rsync,
>> move packages manually, start rsync).
> This can be avoided if we (instead of moving everything at once), just start
> doing this for new packages and leave the old ones where they are. There is
> no need to resync already synced packages.

Good point!

>> BTW I always wondered why we have that silly "os" subdir.
>> Would be nice to get rid of it during this big mirroring change (if
>> it'll happen).
> So, you also want to break user's configurations now? Why fix something that
> isn't broken?

Workaround by another symlink (<repo>/os -> ../)? :-P
I agree that this is just cosmetics (extra /os/ is ugly IMO),
so this is not that important.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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