[CentOS-devel] why provide debuginfo
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Mon Apr 6 10:53:27 UTC 2009
Florian La Roche wrote:
>> * look for a mirror that has debuginfo (sometimes it stops here with debuginfo
>> for the kernel missing)
> I just add http://debuginfo.centos.org/$releasever/$basearch/ as a new repo into
> all CentOS installs. Disabled by default, but prepared to download rpms from if
> I need to.
With things setup the way they are - network distance from debuginfo to
the head-node is ~ 400KiB/sec which means that sometimes it takes a very
long time to sync the debuginfo's into the right place. eg. the sync for
5.3 started on Sat morning, its about 35% of the way through.
Something to definitely consider / reconsider.
>> * download manually
>> * install manually (including ignoring the fact that debuginfo packages are
> Hope this can be changed, but no idea where in the process this needs to be.
Change which part ? signing them or automating something ? The reason
debuginfo's are not signed is that bringing them into a securebox for
the signing process and pushing them out again easily triples the time
> I think it is very good to keep the debuginfo separate from the rest of the
> mirror system to not overload mirrors. Question will be on how that scales
> with more and more people accessing debuginfo.centos.org.
At the moment, there are 2 internal and 1 external mirror for debuginfo
- that can be increased if required. I know that atleast mirrorservice
and kernel.org have previously said that they will make more space
available to centos.org if we need it on their mirrors - and they are
happy to host vhost's for debuginfo / beta's.
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