[arch-dev-public] [RFC] Moving repos to nymeria

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Sun Sep 16 03:47:12 EDT 2012

Am 16.09.2012 08:34, schrieb Jan Steffens:
> On Sun, Sep 16, 2012 at 7:59 AM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Do we really need remote signing for the DB, given that each of us
>> already downloads the DB when upgrading, most likely several times a
>> day? I do not think downloading it a couple more times when pushing
>> packages will change much. Then I see no need to trust the server: I
>> download the current DB and its signature, check it (it's by Florian P,
>> and of course I trust him), apply my changes, sign and upload back.
> I want avoid anything that requires me to upload the DB from my computer.
> Reason: http://www.speedtest.net/result/2173792066.png
> That would be over 7MB I would have to download and upload for every
> operation on the [extra] repo.

Exactly, this is not an option. Also remember that we need to lock the
db during that time so nobody else can modify it. Transactions are also
way harder to handle; what if the upload fails etc.. Si imho both,
remote signing and re-uploading the db files are a no go.



Pierre Schmitz, https://pierre-schmitz.com

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