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From: Jeremy Olexa <darkside@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mirrors] timestamp.chk not present on master server
Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 22:26:53 +0000
On Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:01:50 +0000, Manuel Tiago Pereira
<tiago.pereira@...> wrote:
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> 
> Greetings,
> 
> When syncing from the master portage server
> (rsync://rsync1.us.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage), sometimes the
> metadata/timestamp.chk gets deleted. Here's an excerpt from our rsync
logs:
> 
>> gentoo-portage.log-20100113.gz:2010/01/12 04:03:10 [23321]
>> gentoo-portage del. metadata/timestamp.chk 0
>> gentoo-portage.log-20100114.gz:2010/01/14 01:33:10 [2988]
gentoo-portage
>> del. metadata/timestamp.chk 0
>> gentoo-portage.log-20100115.gz:2010/01/14 10:03:09 [23615]
>> gentoo-portage del. metadata/timestamp.chk 0
>> gentoo-portage.log-20100118.gz:2010/01/17 14:03:09 [29970]
>> gentoo-portage del. metadata/timestamp.chk 0
>> gentoo-portage.log-20100122.gz:2010/01/21 20:03:09 [7617]
gentoo-portage
>> del. metadata/timestamp.chk 0
>> gentoo-portage.log-20100122.gz:2010/01/22 02:33:11 [10630]
>> gentoo-portage del. metadata/timestamp.chk 0
> 
> Since we're using the rsync flag "--delete" I'm guessing that this
> basically means that the file didn't exist on the master server at the
> time of syncing.
> 
> Why is that? Should we start testing for the existence of this file
> before syncing?
> 
> Thank you.

FYI: We do believe this issue is solved now. It ended up being a flaw in
an internal script, hard to track down as it was intermittent.
-Jeremy

> 
> Best regards,
> 
> - -- 
> Manuel Tiago Correia Casimiro da Silva Pereira
> tiago.pereira@...
> 
> Administração de Sistemas da Rede das Novas Licenciaturas
> Instituto Superior Técnico
> 
> web: https://www.rnl.ist.utl.pt
> email: rnl@...
> telefone: +351 218 41 77 71
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-- Manuel Tiago Pereira
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