[Dev] [consensus][due: 2016-10-10] Script to obtain the optimized 'mirrorlist'

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 1 22:15:39 GMT 2016

On Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:01:51 -0400,
Alejandro Hernández wrote:
>      "Parabola.nu" must go to independent end of their performance
>      because it corresponds to our main server where the bandwidth
>      we need to raise our packages and develop.

It doesn't really use much of our bandwidth anymore.  Unless you stick
?noredirect at the end of the URL (which pacman doesn't do), then it
redirects you to a mirror for package files.  The only thing it serves
directly is the .db files (and very new package files that have not
yet been mirrored).

But I'm game for not shipping a static mirrorlist anymore.  Why not do
what Arch does?

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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