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Re: [opensuse] Guru's RPM: YaST vs. Web
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2005 21:08:42 +0200
  • Message-id: <43496ABA.90503@xxxxxxxxx>
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Randall R Schulz wrote:
> Eberhard,
> On Sunday 09 October 2005 11:22, Eberhard Moenkeberg wrote:
>> ...
>>> Is this just a glitch, or will the YaST repository remain behind
>>> the other section of the Guru's repository?
>> ... [Explanation of the woes of running a popular server] ...
> Thanks for the information.

And I don't have much to add to what Eberhard already wrote ;)

Furthermore, to reduce the burden on the side, I generate the YaST2 and Red Carpet
repository metadata on my server, so it is "just" uploaded and not computed on

That means, in a purely theoretical world, that there shouldn't be any inconsistency between the
YaST2 repository metadata and the availability of the packages (using YaST2's software manager or

But if you meant an inconsistency between the newsfeed / list of latest packages on the website and
the availability of packages in the YaST2 repositories, you are correct.
The rsync issues Eberhard wrote about are affecting my site quite dramatically, as the last 3 or 4
days my newest packages haven't been uploaded.
This afternoon an rsync job was able to complete successfully (by luck, it seems), so my queue is
more or less empty now. But we don't know whether it'll keep on working or not (probably not).

The list of latest packages is just a file where I add the entries "manually".
Hence, if I announce a package there but the rsync doesn't fetch the package properly, it is

Sorry for the inconvenience, but as Eberhard explained, it's hell for the ftp* servers at
the moment.

>> So, change ftp to ftp4 in your YaST installation source configuration
>> if you run into inconsistencies, but be aware that you extend my pain
>> each time you use it. ;-))
> Death by a thousand cuts, eh?
> Sorry. I will exercise patience.
> Is there a mirror for the YaST-compatible Guru's RPM Repository? Surely
> some of the popular mirrors would make enough space available, wouldn't
> they?

Well, unfortunately not. If someone would like to stand up and mirror my packages, I'd be the first
one to be happy about it, but I didn't have any offers for that (yet?).
If you'd like to support me in what I'm doing, and especially the many users who download my
packages, *and* you have bandwidth and at least 3 GB of space to host it, let me know :)

Normally a few servers are also mirroring the suser-* directories of, so there should be
a few out there, but I don't have a list.

If you run into a mirror that does, please send me an e-mail (guru AT unixtech DOT be) to let me
know, I'll publish that information on my website.

Again, I'm really sorry for the inconvenience, but I'm afraid there's not much to do about it at the
moment. Seems like 10.0 draws a lot of attention and... downloads ;)

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