[pacman-dev] [PATCH] support for mtime checking @ http database download
list-pacman-dev at mcmilk.de
Sat Sep 23 07:35:28 EDT 2006
* Tino Reichardt <list-pacman-dev at mcmilk.de> wrote:
> Hello list,
> I have done a small patch, which adds mtime checking for the
> database download on http archives...
> - one new function called HttpGetMod() in ftplib.c
> - some new if's @ pacsync.c
> I think there may be a need for it ;)
Maybe this patch can be used for a pacman 2.9.9 release ?
Just to have http mtime support in Arch Linux 0.8.
There are some good points for including the patch:
- http works much better than ftp with port cmd behind most firewalls
- the http head command is a lot faster then the ftp stuff
-> one http head vs. multiple ftp commands
- most current mirror server admins would prefer http over ftp for
security reasons -> I think, but I dont know this ;)
Judd / Aurelien / VMiklos ?
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