[CentOS-mirror] 5.6 is coming closer

Tue Apr 5 21:21:45 UTC 2011
Jeff Sheltren <jeff at osuosl.org>

On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Paul Stewart <pstewart at nexicomgroup.net> wrote:
> Could someone please explain the "bit flips" ?  Sorry, I haven't taken
> any time to understand this .. is it just a matter of the correct rsync
> command switches?

Paul, the way that mirror syncing for a release works for CentOS (and
many other distributions) is to setup the new directory such that it
is *not* world readable (chmod 700 5.6/ for example).  This way, the
files will populate the mirrors, but people will not be able to access
them via ftp/http/rsync until the bit-flip (chmod 755 or so).  This is
so that all mirrors will have complete content before people start

If your 5.6 directory is open currently, then you may want to look at
other rsync flags to fix it (we use -p).