[Mageia-dev] Mirror tree structure

J.A. Magallón jamagallon at ono.com
Thu Oct 21 01:43:23 CEST 2010

On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 18:34:24 +0200, Olivier Thauvin <nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Now come the question: "what is a valid mirror ?", eg, what a mirror
> should have as file to be valid ?

Some ideas (probably silly ;)).

Why don't you split mirrors in 2 categories:
- Software (RPM) repo mirrors, available for network install or urpmi.
- ISO mirrors. Avaliable for torrenting or ftp. MDV2010.1 release isos are
  about 15Gb. With 2 releases per year, thats 30Gb per year, 200 Gb on 6
  years. Some places can just mirror this...you lower the 700Gb to 500,
  not bad.

so mirroring can be done by version (or was this what you wanted to avoid?).

- could you kill the final 's' on all the names ? 
  distribs -> distrib
  iso (you didnt named it 'isos')
  peoples -> people
  software (not softwares)
- could you not mix case in names (SRPMS <-> x86_64), just srpms...
- could be the arch names more uniform ? in my personal scripts/setups
  I use x86-32 and x86-64. Moreover, perhaps in a not so near future some
  adventurous soul builds Mageia on ARM or Sparc, so why not sort things
  The drawback is that ISOs are in the same tree so no separate mirroring
  is possible, but I think you didn't want this anyways.

All this renaming in case it is not some kind of standard for tree layout
or the like...

Just my 2€cent, you will judge...

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