[arch-general] Mirrors out of date

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Wed Jan 15 13:17:12 EST 2014

On Wed, 2014-01-15 at 13:10 -0500, Mark Lee wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-01-15 at 11:15 -0500, Simon Gomizelj wrote:
> > Not to be that guy... but your link explains. Like right in the first 5
> > sentences.
> > 
> > > The check script runs on a regular basis and polls for the lastsync file
> > in the root of our repository layout. This file is regularly updated on the
> > central repository, so checking the value within allows one to see if the
> > mirror has synced recently.
> > 
> > There is a file called lastsync. It is read <
> > http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/archlinux/lastsync>
> Salutations,
> Yes, I see that there's a check script but what is it? I'd like to know
> how that link calculates percent synchronization for a particular
> mirror. I ask this because there have been instances when a mirror is
> claimed to be 100% synchronized but isn't.
> Regards,
> Mark


Oh I see it now, so "completion" is only a percentage of the number of
times the checkscript is successfully run on a particular mirror without

Is the lastsync value a hash value or temporal?

Mark Lee <mark at markelee.com>

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