[arch-general] No updates in a while - Is this the 'untiered mirror' thing?

Peter Lewis pete at muddygoat.org
Mon Aug 2 07:19:30 EDT 2010

On Monday 02 Aug 2010 at 08:48 Kazuo Teramoto wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at
4:33 AM, Peter Lewis <pete at muddygoat.org> wrote:
> > thread just prompted me
to check and yeah I hadn't had anything for at
> > least a few days. I just
did a sort of Monte-Carlo test, by switching
> > mirrors in
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist and suddenly got a whole load of
> > updates.
Well... we dont have so much mirrors so a monte carlo sampling is
> needed,
we can do it in a deterministic way....

Indeed :-) That's just me trying to
get an indicative result to show there's something to investigate. Or
laziness. Probably that, actually.

> I use reflector for this, its choose
mirrors by "updatedness", and can
> sort using rankmirrors

Thanks for the


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