CRUX distfile bbackup server (was: Re: Server Migration documentation rsync update)
clemens.koller at anagramm.de
Wed Sep 6 09:05:12 UTC 2006
> What I do when pkgmk can't find a source is google the filename (for example:
> curl-7.15.5.tar.bz2), download it manually and build it. I will know if the
> file is the same because the md5 is compared.
> Maybe we could do this more automatically: when the source isn't found, use an
> ftpsearch engine to find the file. Its not 100% foolproof but its better
> than nothing, and doesn't require any maintainance or additional bandwith
> Another possibility would be changing pkgmk so that the Pkgfile could include
> mirrors for its sources.
> Of course this wouldn't be mandatory, but the packages in core and opt should
> always have this mirrors, so that they are more reliable.
You got the point. Same story over here.
If bandwith would allow it, we could replace the manual google+ftpsearch
with an automatic fallback to the crux distfile backup server to make that
step more easy.
But that's not enough: When the machine is idle, we can build the packages
in a sandbox and check for footprint mismatches, too.
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