[CentOS-mirror] Availability of 'altarch' on mirrors ?

Wed Oct 14 17:36:06 UTC 2015
Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

On Wed, October 14, 2015 11:39 am, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 14/10/15 12:47, Jarek Polok wrote:
>> I understand this concern but since all official mirror owners are
>> on this mailing list perhaps it would be sufficient to inform everybody
>> about it few weeks/months in advance ? (and update howto at
>> https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/CreatePublicMirrors accordingly..)
> right, I appreciate that - however, the goto release for aarch64
> happened very quickly, we had literally 2 days to workout the entire
> process and so took the safest option that gives us the most
> expandability down the road.
>> (also: isn't RH going to release 7.X for aarch64 in the future ? ..
>> in that case would CentOS 7 for aarch64 be in same place as x86_64 or
>> in altarch ?)
> if they do, when they do, then if we have a clear downstream build, that
> would end up in /centos/ space, till then ( and maybe beyond ) we would
> keep the altarch/ space going for this.

And IMHO this is the wisest decision to keep anything that is not from
upstream in a separate tree.


> There is an ongoing conversation about what makes a SIG content be
> CentOS Linux branded and what makes it CentOS AltArch Branded, and
> hopefully in the coming months we can get a tangible plan in place to
> facilitate migration. This is also why I've tried to stay away from the
> idea of a secondary arch or a primary arch. Every build should be able
> to flourish on its own merits, we just need to communicate to the user
> base what that implies.
>>> The plan is to open rsync for these targets as wide as possible, to
>>> allow anyone wanting to opt into these to grab it from us. In the mean
>>> time we still need to workout how mirrorlist.centos.org is going to
>>> handle these, and how other SIGs are able to consume and extend this
>>> content.
>> Ok, so for now the only way to mirror the i686 altarch tree
>> is to get it over http at: http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/ ?
>> (we are using these 32bit packages in our internal build
>> system, so far we mirror from buildlogs.centos.org ..
>> which is not very practical ..)
> we should have these on rsync in the coming days. Likely tomorrow.
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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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