[CentOS-devel] Two directories for 8.4.2105 and 8-stream in the centos mirrors

Thu Jul 8 17:58:47 UTC 2021
Burn Alting <burn.alting at gmail.com>

Thanks for all this.

I actually noticed the problem as I simply rsync'd the complete
distribution from a local mirror to local storage a'la

rsync -aSHP --delete rsync -avSHP rsync://${Host}/centos

and the two directories .8-stream and .8.4.2105 appeared in my filesystem.
So it appeared these two directories had escaped via the mirror process.

That said, I just did an rsync and the two directories and their content
have gone. Thank you.

On Fri, 9 Jul 2021 at 00:20, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:

> On 7/8/21 4:48 AM, Burn Alting wrote:
> > Recently, it appears that two directories for 8.4 and 8-stream are being
> > distributed in the Centos mirrors.
> >
> > You can't see it if you view the mirrors, but if one downloads the
> > filelist.gz file and grep for '^\.\/\.' one will see the directories,
> with
> > content, .8.4.2105 and .8-stream.
> >
> > Can this be explained? An error or a new distribution concept??
> >
> > If the latter, then this may have an impact on those who have off-line
> repos which they manually rebuild.
> >
> > Rgds
> .8.4.2105 is removed.
> .8-stream is not shared with external mirrors, it is a way for us to get
> mirror.centos.org and msync.centos.org ready for publishing the 8-stream
> tree since:
> 1) it updates much faster than the older Major.Minor scheme
> 2) installing/updating while the mirrors are updating can be problematic.
> So for 8-stream .. we get a good copy of everything, hardlink it to
> 8-stream and that allows all our mirrors to be updated at one time.
> None of this should be on external mirrors as it is excluded from our
> exports.
> It does how up on our list of files.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
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