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Re: rsync and rawhide



Perhaps a script could be created that would get a listing of the
existing contents of rawhide via ftp, then if any newer packages are
found the old ones are renamed to the new versions and then rsynced.

Dunno if this would work, just speculating.

 On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 09:20, Chris Ricker wrote:
> Now that the fedora process is opening up development a bit more, I suspect 
> more people are frequently downloading rawhide. Has there been any thought 
> about making it available usably over rsync?
> 
> The current drawback to using rsync is that what's posted to rawhide are
> packages, and package names change so rsync can't find the preexisting
> similar bits. Consider, just to pick one example, unixODBC. Yesterday,
> unixODBC-2.2.5-8 was pushed to rawhide. Today, unixODBC-2.2.5-9 was pushed.  
> The only difference between the two is that in -9 Fernando tweaked ~4 lines
> of text in /etc/odbcinst.ini, yet to get that I have to download the whole
> thing again b/c rsync sees them as different files and therefore doesn't
> compare them....
> 
> One way to make rsync work with rawhide would be to autogenerate isos (not
> full working isos which can be booted off of and such, just the RPMs) on a
> daily basis, then to use the hardlinks script that the RH mirrors often use
> to explode the contents off of loopback-mounted isos. People could then just
> rsync ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/rawhide/iso/daily.iso and save some 
> bandwidth on both sides....
> 
> Thoughts? Is this feasible on the RH side? Of interest to anyone else on the 
> client side?
> 
> later,
> chris
> 
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