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On 4 Oct 2002, Colin Morey wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-04 at 12:38, mirror-maintainer@... wrote:
> > On 2 Oct 2002, Colin Morey wrote:
> > Background: I touch a file by that name within the destination area when I
> > start a mirror run for all sites that I mirror, in order that users have
> > some way of telling that the current state of my mirror may not entirely
> > be in a consistent and correct state. The file is removed when the
> > scheduled mirror job is finished.
> *nods* I understand
> > As I don't personally use gentoo, I haven't been aware whether adding this
> > file would cause problems to gentoo users. Since this file causes
> > problems, I'll amend my mirror script so that it doesn't create this file.
> Due to the way the the rsync system works, any user that syncs with your
> mirror whilst your mirror is syncing with the main server will down load
> this file, obviously this is only a very small file, but it could cause
> our usership some concern.
> If you could do without the file, please do, it will make life a little
> easier all round.
Sure. I've already amended the script to put the file (it's also used as
a lock file to ensure that two mirror jobs don't run simultaneously) in
another location, outside my ftp/rsync tree. The file shouldn't appear