[arch-projects] [netctl] ftp.archlinux.org
j.witteveen at gmail.com
Sat Jun 4 15:59:46 UTC 2016
Hello all, in particular Florian,
About a year ago, ftp.archlinux.org closed down[*]. This impacted
netctl since the implicit official distribution channel was
ftp.archlinux.org/other/packages/netctl/. For the purpose of hosting
sources, we now have https://sources.archlinux.org and the sources
were moved to https://sources.archlinux.org/other/packages/netctl/.
I cannot find much information about sources.archlinux.org and have
several questions about it.
Will it still exist in a couple of years? It would be nice to have the
sources at a somewhat fixed location.
What is the meaning of the "other/packages" part of te path? Why can
we not use sources.archlinux.org/netctl/ or
sources.archlinux.org/other/netctl/? I could not find any
documentation about this.
Uploading the sources happens to nymeria.archlinux.org:/srv/ftp/[...].
Shouldn't this be renamed (linked for compatibility) to (from)
nymeria.archlinux.org:/srv/sources/[...] for consistency?
Thanks for any answers,
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