[Dev] [Urgent] Mirroring Policy

Joseph Graham joseph at t67.eu
Sun May 31 15:15:03 GMT 2015

On 31/05/15 14:46, Nicolás Reynolds wrote:
> Luke Shumaker <lukeshu at sbcglobal.net> writes:
>> In the past we've discussed setting up a 'repomirror.parabola.nu' that
>> automatically redirects you to a mirror.  Perhaps that should be
>> bumped in priority.  The "gotcha" with that is we'd need
>> up-to-date-ish information on which mirrors had already synced for new
>> packages.
> we also discussed this fan mirror (to call it something) would reply
> with a redirect to an arch mirror if the package was on arch repos and
> wasn't blacklisted, so this would make parabola repos only host [libre],
> [pcr] and [sources].
> the gotcha can be solved by making a HEAD request to the mirror for the
> package before replying with an http redirect.
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Best solution:

Get rid of all parabola mirrors. Modify the repo database format to
include whether it's an unmodified arch package or not. Include arch
mirrorlist. Make a pacman plugin which fetches the package from arch
mirrors if it's an arch package or our server if it's just a Parabola

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