[arch-dev-public] Mirror country names (was: Mirror status page)

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Fri Oct 1 11:56:43 EDT 2010

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Roman Kyrylych
<roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 18:02, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 1:36 AM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 13:24:28 -0500, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Getting this tied to an actual country object could make GeoIP
>>>>>> integration of some sort be useful later down the road.
>>>>> That was my intention.
>>>> Haven't seen any progress on this. :)
>>> Hmm, did you expect me to do something? I am quite busy atm; maybe I
>>> got some time at the week end.
>> I just expect other people to chip in when they have motivation to fix
>> it, I can't do everything either.
>> If there is something in here that is wrong, let's just write some SQL
>> to fix it up:
>> UPDATE mirrors_mirror SET country = 'Best Country Ever!' WHERE country
>> = 'Germany';
>> If you can put together mappings like this to get the names adjusted
>> to whatever that ISO standard # was, we'll be in business.
> I guess the most popular will be
> UPDATE mirrors_mirror SET country = 'United Kindgom' WHERE country =
> 'Great Britain';
> but my question is:
> since I don't see a dropdown list for selecting a country
> but have to enter it manually each time I add a new mirror
> will I have to rewrite the Country fileld for existing mirrors
> after each country name change?

Are you missing what this does? The SQL is to rewrite all existing
mirrors using those country names, it has nothing to do with new ones.


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