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Re: [suse-mirror] rsync module for the sources - now there
Hi Eberhard & Bernd,
and hi list,

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 10:05:51PM +0100, Eberhard Moenkeberg wrote:
I pointed someone to, which mirror the sources (rsync URL
listed on
The reason that hosteurope has the sources is that they use an old rsync
module that I wanted to depreciate, but I'm in fact quite glad that
these things are available in *some* place. Hosteurope also does us the
favour of storing discontinued trees that we can't archive to space
reasons ourselves. (Thanks, Tobi!)

I like to know that old module name too.
discontinued is even more important for me than source.

If you are after the discontinued stuff, the bad news is that we don't
have disk space to keep it (we keep it *somewhere*, but we have no disk
space to make it available), so there is actually no rsync module that
contains anything of that kind.

If you give us separate module names for source, debug and discontinued -
guess what we will do?
"Naturally" we will place our copies below /pub/opensuse/ - so joe user
who likes to get one of "many mirrors" would have the need of excluding
unwanted directories anyways.

Better you give hints for the use of rsync's exclude option and some
examples with sizes. I would not mind if you would tell tlat in
rsync.motd... should have it all, have it all in place, and give
access to the topmost point.
Everything else is a try to serve virtual fools, but only creating one
more real fool. ;-))

Yes, in a way this would make a lot things easier. I appreciate your
thoughts. I lack the time to really do something about this right now,
but I'll keep it noted.

On Wed, Feb 11, 2009 at 04:57:29PM +0100, Bernd Leibing wrote:
Sources for 11.0 use 11GB disk space, 4-fold that amount would be ok for
some mirrors

11.1 is 15.47 GB right now.

Working with the sources may be easier (= better) with the openSUSE
build service. But mirroring is also a matter of trust. If you have
independent mirrors, taking down of a site is much less problematic.

That's all true. (By the way, we also plan to make the build service
accessible without login, but I don't know when this will happen.)

So, I have created opensuse-source as rsync module at
rsync:// now.

I can't create the same on the public server,,
because of lack of disk space on that host. But I made the module on publicly readable without restrictions.

Oh, by the way, I tried to get the 11.1 cups sources via

I got the address:

but got error 404 when I tried to download it ....

That works meanwhile; those source packages are not really at that URL,
and require a Rewrite at Apache level to point them to the /source tree.
This works now, I fixed it a few weeks ago.

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