[arch-mirrors] load distribution in mirrors (was: Restructuring the arch-mirrors list)

Carlos Carvalho carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Fri Feb 5 01:06:08 UTC 2016

Johannes Löthberg (johannes at kyriasis.com) wrote on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 at 09:42:52PM BRST:
> On 04/02, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
> >Having the package manager on the client choose the mirror is usually better,
> >and it should have a list of known-good mirrors, which seems to be already the
> >case. The list of mirrors could be a package that is always installed and
> >updated. It can come configured with a general priority by country or continent
> >pointing to the bigger and most reliable mirrors. The default can be overriden
> >by the user or other criteria, such as specific software.
> You just described essentially how pacman and Arch already works, so I'm not
> sure what you're trying to say, ask, or discuss?

Good, I didn't know it. I'm the administrator of one of the largest mirrors,
with tens of repositories, and I don't know the details of AL.

Given the already good situation and the fact that the flux isn't big, I think
it's not necessary to change current behavior.

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