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Re: [opensuse] Online Repositories have become quite unreliable
  • From: Ben Kevan <ben.kevan@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2008 09:47:49 -0800
  • Message-id: <200803080947.49625.ben.kevan@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 08 March 2008 07:25:26 am David Bolt wrote:
On Sat, 8 Mar 2008, Ben Kevan wrote:-

On Saturday 08 March 2008 02:36:09 am Hans Witvliet wrote:
If you feel you become dependand on the availability of the extra
repo's, then there is nothing to stop you of mirroring all or some of
them to a private mirror.

Sure there is. Disk space :o)

That shouldn't be too much of a problem. My mirrors of 10.1, 10.2 and
10.3 are 22GiB, 15GiB and 11GiB respectively.

Haha, but yes. I am now considering to rsync a private repo to me. But
only if my openSUSE base grows larger then it is. 1 production machine, 1
development machine and 1 production work box.

I have 2 machines running each version, except 10.3 where I now have
5[0]. I mirror the updates repo because it means I only download the
updates once rather several times, once each for each of the different
machines. The only "problem" I have with this is the time it takes to
download the updates from the mirror. Due to the connection between the
mirror I use and myself is fairly slow, I don't often manage more than
~80KiB/s. This sometimes means the mirroring can take upto 5 hours to
complete, especially when there are kernel updates, or other very large
packages that are updated.

[0] Only 4 10.3 systems use my local mirror. The last one is the sole
PPC system, and I don't bother mirroring that as I think it would be a
waste of time, bandwidth and disc space.

David Bolt

Yes, but I use many other repo's that are not considered "update" repositories
(ie php, database, windowsmanager, kde, gnome stable, home dir's and the list
goes on).

That there is a lot of space.. haha.


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