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Re: Metalink support

Hi everybody,

Well, I've given it some thought and I think the following set-up
might be a good idea:
Once a month or just when you guys feel like it, run a small spider on
the main mirroring server that generated .metalink files for every ISO
image that has a SHA1SUMS file which mentions it's SHA1SUM. The spider
can get the mirror list from parsing the MirrorManager page (public
list if needed).

That would give a light-weight and simple system which would easily
allow for metalinks to be generated. I could write something like this
in the public domain in a language of your choice (Ruby, Python, C++,
Bash, SH, Make).

Would something like that be possible for the current infrastucture?
Would that be possible?

PS It's not the most beautiful solution, but Rene is already working on that.

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:46 AM, Matt Domsch <Matt_Domsch dell com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 06:16:09PM +0100, Bram Neijt wrote:
>  > Hi everybody,
>  >
>  > My name is Bram and I'm one of the developers the metalink tools
>  > project. I've heard that somebody tried to implement metalinks as part
>  > of the mirrormanager project and failed to get an agreable patch.
>  >
>  > I'm new to mirrormanager but I would like to see if I can find a way
>  > to help you guys with hosting metalinks in a usefull way. Even if it
>  > means it has to be done outside of the mirrormanager.
>  >
>  > Are there any opinions floating around about how metalinks could be
>  > implemented/created?
>  >
>  > Greetings,
>  >   Bram
>  >
>  > PS I have some ideas, but as I'm new to this list I don't want to
>  > start dictating solutions. Feel free to invite me to do so ;-)
>  Rene Leonhardt looked into this in early February and had a start on
>  it, but I haven't heard back in several weeks.
>  --
>  Matt Domsch
>  Linux Technology Strategist, Dell Office of the CTO
>  linux.dell.com & www.dell.com/linux

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