[CentOS-mirror] 5.6 is coming closer

Wed Apr 6 21:52:34 UTC 2011
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 04/06/2011 08:21 PM, Claire M. Connelly wrote:
> Some distros (like Fedora) do the staging behind a restricted
> directory and then ask mirrors to do the bitflip at a particular
> time by changing the permissions by hand or with a cron or at job,
> but CentOS appears to be propagating the bitflip through the
> mirror network instead.

We tried a few different things initially and doing it within the 
rsync's seemed to be the best and most effective way of getting this 
done. If there is something else that works better, we can look at that.

Although, I suspect not every mirror admin is or should be expected to 
do manual things like the private -> public switch.

btw, the only other option that came close to being adopted at the time 
( ~ 2007 ) was by using a private/ directory, which should / would never 
be public. And then using hardlinks to make content visible when needed. 
But given that people run mirrors on various OS's using various httpd 
implementations that it was hard to get any level of agreement on what 
and how that private/ dir would be implemented.

- KB