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From: Scott Taylor <security@××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request
Date: Thu, 01 Jan 2004 20:14:45
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request by Paul de Vrieze
1 Whatever came of comment #14 of bug 28806 - That is something along the
2 lines of what i'd like to see. In my own network, I have a central
3 server with its /usr/portage/distfiles available locally by anonymous
4 ftp. This way, my local mirror has any file used on itself (or
5 prefetched for my other workstations by way of an emerge --fetchonly).
6 So, I do have files on this machine that should be checked first,
7 regardless of whether a build is marked "nomirror". For any network that
8 has local repositories either ftp/nfs/samba/whatever could find that
9 useful too. Lists of other groups of mirrors (sourceforge, etc) are also
10 good things to allow customization on. Its just my luck to want some
11 huge source that it tries to get from a slow sourceforge mirror on the
12 other side of the world...
15 On Thu, 2004-01-01 at 12:54, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
16 > On Wednesday 31 December 2003 15:34, Allen Parker wrote:
17 > > I think it'd be a good idea for portage-ng to include better localization
18 > > features (specifically relating to mirrors). I've recently been plagued
19 > > with RESTRICT="nomirror" being set in recent mysql 4.0.x ebuilds causing my
20 > > filefetching operations to take considerable amounts of time when they
21 > > should actually be the fastest. (my example is 30kb/s from argentina
22 > > instead of the regular 4Mb/s from
23 >
24 > To me this has more to do with the mirror selection algorithm than with
25 > localization. Mirrors from the mirror:// pseudo-protocol should be chosen in
26 > such a way that they are both load-balanced, and optimized for local users.
27 > Preferably this should work without user interference.
28 >
29 > The same should hold for multiple source locations in the ebuild itself, but
30 > it is less important.
31 >
32 > Paul
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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request Paul de Vrieze <pauldv@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] Feature request Brian <dol-sen@×××××.net>