Gentoo Archives: gentoo-admin

From: mirror-maintainer@×××××××××××××.net
To: Colin Morey <peitolm@g.o>
Cc: mirror-maintainer@×××××××××××××.net, admin@g.o, st_lim@×××××.net
Subject: Re: [Gentoo-admin] Re: Removal of requested.
Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2002 07:10:04
In Reply to: Re: [Gentoo-admin] Re: Removal of requested. by Colin Morey
On 4 Oct 2002, Colin Morey wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-04 at 12:38, mirror-maintainer@×××××××××××××.net 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 again.