[maemo-developers] Mirrors

From: Jeff Moe moe at blagblagblag.org
Date: Mon Jan 4 01:28:10 EET 2010
On Sunday 03 January 2010 17:57:08 Jeremiah Foster wrote:
> On Jan 3, 2010, at 20:13, Jeff Moe wrote:
> I have created http://wiki.maemo.org/Mirrors to see if anyone else has
>  issues and to try and have a central place for mirror issues.

Ok good.

> > Done. Copying over at the moment to my server at netdepot.org. Wrote up
> > mini- HOWTO:
> > http://wiki.maemo.org/User:Jebba/Mirror
> Can you use reprepro to mirror the repos? It is far and away the best tool
>  to do that sort of thing (it used to be called 'mirrorer') and is a debian
>  native project. Good documentation plus very responsive upstream.

Sure. I've never used it before and I just saw mention of apt-mirror on IRC, 
so I used that. I'll check out reprepro as apt-mirror felt a little crufty 

> Can you give me a log in to your machine? Then we can do some testing and
>  expose reprepro and the repos to other testers as well. Currently the
>  reprepro installation I did on stage.maemo.org is not publicly visible.

Ok. Right now it's on a box I don't give you access to, but I'll plonk it all 
within a nice KVM to keep things clean. Mail me your ssh pubkey and i'll set 
it up.

It wasn't my intention to provide some big mirror for people to use myself, I 
was just suggesting the project have mirrors. There already is plenty of 
existing mirror infrastructure you can tap into, such as mirrors.kernel.org 
and ibiblio. Check out some of the mirrors used by other distros--there's a 
number of well known ones that will begin mirroring if you email them. 
Typically they use rsync from what I've seen, but if reprepro is becoming 
common, perhaps they are using that more often now too. It really is that 
simple with many of them--email contents: "Plz mirror me. 
rsync://rsync.maemo.org/pub Thx".

That said, I'll still set it up and you can kick it around. :) You want Debian 

> >> I think you'll find it non-trivial and your time
> >> will be better spent helping the new infrastructure and pointing out
> >> where Akamai fails to deliver so we can fix it.
> >
> > What can I do to help out with the new infrastructure?
> I think there is a lot one can do. I would love to organize a team to
>  manage the repos. Teams are used in debian for nearly every task and it
>  spreads the responsibility and points of contact. I would love it if we
>  could collaborate on a SOP for the repos. Hopefully the repos will be free
>  of any secret software that requires an NDA to work on (part of the
>  problem with a half closed, half open project).
> In any case, a SOP would be a great start. Would you be interested in
>  working on a "repo team"?

Not really, I just want them to work, heh. ;)  But if you need folks I can 
pitch in. I won't NDA though.


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