list of package names, versions[, descriptions]

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at
Sun Oct 6 18:06:34 UTC 2019

On 10/6/19 1:45 PM, Greg Minshall wrote:
> Lukas,
>> It's possible and I am fine with doing that. However, we won't
>> regenerate those files too often and you'll have to accept that they
>> will be slightly out of date.
> yes, that's perfectly fine.  great, actually.
>> If a lot of people start downloading these files, we might need to
>> consider using CDN/mirrors.
> curiosity: packages.gz seems to come just from  (is
> that a single machine, or is there a load-balancer, or some such, in
> front of it?)

The gz files are simply on-disk files. A cron job regenerates it, and
IIRC the job fires every 5 minutes. The AUR website simply serves the
contents as-is.

As for load balancing, we only use one machine. (It is located at

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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