[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

Olivier Thauvin nanardon at nanardon.zarb.org
Mon Nov 29 14:28:38 CET 2010

* Thomas Backlund (tmb at iki.fi) wrote:
> Olivier Thauvin skrev 29.11.2010 03:06:
>> * Thomas Backlund (tmb at iki.fi) wrote:
>> I can't agree with the "mirrors are free to not mirror this media",
>> three reasons:
>> 1) I don't see an easy and safe way for mirrors to exclude a media (a
>> directory + hdlist in media/media_info) in each distribution,
> Thats easy, just use --exclude-from
> On my local mirror I exclude the debug stuff
> so I use --exclude-from=excclude.lst
> # cat exclude.lst
> i586/media/*debug*
> i586/media/media_info/*debug*
> x86_64/media/*debug*
> x86_64/media/media_info/*debug*
> And thats all needed.
> We can even provide this exclude file ourselves on the mirrors so we  
> know its correct and if we change the mirror layout, we update the file.

Completly not realist on mirror admin side.

You really have to remember that first mirror admin job is not maintains
mirrors. They have often hundred of users on their back waiting for

When such will go wrong, nobody will be able to check and fix.


Olivier Thauvin
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