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Re: FTP Mirrors (was Re: Rewriting the website)

From: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)dcc(dot)uchile(dot)cl>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)postgresql(dot)org>,pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: FTP Mirrors (was Re: Rewriting the website)
Date: 2004-01-14 21:21:46
Message-ID: 1074115306.29165.373.camel@camel (view raw or whole thread)
Lists: pgsql-advocacypgsql-www
On Wed, 2004-01-14 at 14:18, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 09:46:54PM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> > > Marc G. Fournier wrote:
> > > > ftp is beign mirrored to 103 sites ...
> > >
> > > Would it be possible to make the FTP mirrors all use the same
> > > directory structure?  Currently, to pick random examples, we have
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > I can't even find it right away.
> >
> > I think the problem is that the people in charge don't always care
> > about that.  For a very stupid example, see
> > where Postgres is located in the /pub/GNU dir, and it is the only
> > subdir of it.  Isn't that silly?
> If they don't care, don't let them be (official) mirrors.

Hmm... I think the current view is it's better to have a mirror with a
different directory than no mirror at all. it's easily dealt with from
the website side of things but just generating the appropriate links. do
you have a breakdown on what the official directory structure ought to
look like, and how many mirrors would be affected if we dropped them for

(note even if we don't shut them off, i do think we could suggest a
"preferred directory structure" in the non-existent "howto mirror" doc
that dave and i send out)

Robert Treat
Build A Brighter Lamp :: Linux Apache {middleware} PostgreSQL

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