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

IngeGNUe ingegnue at riseup.net
Sat Oct 1 23:57:24 GMT 2016

On 10/01/2016 07:55 PM, Alejandro Hernández wrote:
> El 2016-10-02 00:15, Luke Shumaker escribió:
>> 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?
> Wow! You're right. I've found some arch info:
> Mirrors:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mirrors
> And 'Reflector' package. Script which can retrieve the latest mirror
> list from the MirrorStatus web page, filter the most up-to-date mirrors,
> sort them by speed and overwrite the file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Reflector
> And I've read that distributions like 'Bridge Linux' (Arch based)
> incorporates 'reflector' into the update process by default. 😲 I think
> that is what Parabola needs.
> Thanks.
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As I said, Parabola has it already. pacman -Ss reflector

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