[Dev] should pacman2pacman be the default in all parabola installs

Andreas Grapentin andreas at grapentin.org
Wed Jan 10 05:49:07 GMT 2018

A year or two back is probably long enough to start a new discussion.

FWIW, I don't think the load on our (increasing) number of mirrors is
high enough to cause any problems, so including pacman2pacman by default
seems unnecessary to me.

But I may be a bit biased - I was never a fan of bittorrent if direct
download was an option :)


(full disclosure: I run mirror.grapentin.org)

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 03:07:00AM +0000, Josh Branning wrote:
> I'm not sure if you are able to search the mailing list archives, or if you
> can search by keyword, but there was quite a lot of talk of pacman2pacman
> about a year or two back, iirc it was just before some of the old developers
> left for other projects. I'm not sure if a consensus was reached, but I
> think quite a bit of work went into it around that time.
> Josh
> On 09/01/18 22:34, bill-auger wrote:
> > i was going over the existing issues and feature requests today in the
> > redmine "installation media" tracker and came across this one that i
> > would like to bring back into attention as it was left waiting for a
> > consensus decision two years ago with no resolution
> > 
> > https://labs.parabola.nu/issues/964
> > 
> > it seems like a good idea of course to take some load off the mirrors
> > but i have not used it so i dont know if it is robust enough to be used
> > as the default nor would that make mirrors unusable for anyone who
> > installs a system configured this way
> > 
> > 
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