Gentoo Archives: gentoo-portage-dev

From: Scott Taylor <security@××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 20:43:21
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request by Paul de Vrieze
1 I've even got a dedicated cache appliance for http, but files that had
2 been requested through ftp aren't cached there. I think probably the
3 first stopgap that i'd apply would be to comment out the line that
4 parses the "nomirror" option. If its used to keep files from being
5 pushed onto the rotation servers, great... but its an annoyance within
6 my network. Then i'd see about making my own server the first in the
7 list of sourceforge mirrors, followed by a mirror that i know works
8 better for me. Perhaps the mirrorselect tool could automatically check
9 for good servers too. For that matter, I'd quite like to see a
10 fill-in-the-blank line plus the ability to choose the order from within
11 mirrorselect... perhaps even a order of preference that round-robins
12 equally weighted servers.
14 On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 13:24, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
16 > A stopgap that you could use is to install squid on the server node. Use it as
17 > a emerge only proxy. However you MUST make some config changes. Change the
18 > used real memory to a low value as it will not have any point for portage
19 > (you'll not download things again and again), but REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT
20 > is to set the
21 >
22 > maximum size of cached items
23 >
24 > to something that is in the 100 or even 200 mb range. (Standard is 1 mb or
25 > something like that, quite pointless for portage). If you give your caching
26 > proxy enough cache space it will be quite effective, and it even saves you
27 > maintaining the distfiles dir. It also stops the need for different schemes
28 > for allowing distfile requests from any host to get onto the master cache.
29 >
30 > Paul
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32 Scott Taylor - <security@××××××××××××××.com>
34 BOFH Excuse #448:
36 vi needs to be upgraded to vii
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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>