[CentOS-mirror] vault.centos.org rsync module?
warthog9 at kernel.org
Wed Apr 29 00:15:46 UTC 2009
Speaking to these issues first (since I'm finally looping back around on
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> J.H. wrote:
>> I was just looking to try and get access to rsync on vault.centos.org
>> and get a full, and semi regular (maybe once a week) sync going from it.
>> Anyone know how to access that (not sure of the module name), and I
>> would hate to abuse the thing by running wget against the website :-/
> There isnt any rsync module for vault... perhaps we should create one.
> Would you be ok to host a vhost config for it at your end ? that way we
> can keep it away from the main tree, and include your mirror into the
> rrdns cycle at this end.
I've got a full copy of vault now, and have the whole thing up and
online now. Serving a vhost specifically is probably not high on my
priority list (I already chew up a lot of IPs as it is and don't tend to
do name based because of rsync/ftp issues). I would have no objection
to having the site in RRDNS or a redirect or something if that was the case.
> Would you also be interested in older DVD's isos ? ( that might be a bit
> more tricky to get up ).
Possibly, though I'll admit things like DVD ISOs would be first on my
chopping block to kill if I ever run out of space and can't get more
storage. For the time being I'm flush with space for this project and I
don't think adding the DVD ISOs are going to break my bank (I can put
them in a separate location if that helps any)
> Finally, it would be nice if vault wasent too visible. After all, the
> only packages in vault are things that are now deprecated due to
> bugfix/security/enhancement updates
While I applaud the "it's been deprecated people should use the latest"
approach, it's correct and it's the right choice - real life doesn't
always work that way and there are points where having to maintain
something at a specific version is required (part of the reason I
embarked on my latest project).
So I'm not going to hide the archive project I've got going here, in
fact I fully plan to promote it and make a few things simple with
regards to it (Example: want to install Red Hat 5.0, great here's the
pre-setup network installer have fun is something I'm planning on
implementing - do I think it's going to get a lot of use? No. Is it
rather trivial at this point? Yes. So no real harm done for the few
crazies who want a 10yr old distro).
That said I more or less flipped this "live" overnight but
archive.kernel.org is now up and serving bits, specific to CentOS is:
I'm only syncing from my upstream about once a week, so I would
*GREATLY* appreciate it if someone is mirroring from me to not mirror
more often then once a week as well.
- John 'Warthog9' Hawley
Chief Kernel.org Administrator
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