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Re: New ftp layout

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: "Troels Arvin" <troels(at)arvin(dot)dk>,<pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: New ftp layout
Date: 2004-12-03 14:27:50
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: pgadmin-hackers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org 
> [mailto:pgadmin-hackers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org] On Behalf Of 
> Troels Arvin
> Sent: 03 December 2004 14:10
> To: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [pgadmin-hackers] New ftp layout
> On Fri, 03 Dec 2004 13:04:30 +0000, Dave Page wrote:
> > I've created a new ftp layout as discussed earlier. It can 
> be reviewed 
> > at
> Nice.
> About the FC1-RPM:
> 1. I suggest that you duplicate it in a directory
>    called fc2, since it runs on fc2, as well. That
>    way, all existing Fedora Core releases should be
>    covered.

I'd rather not do that, as following that logic we may end up with
umpteen copies of the same file. There's also the disk/bandwidth
overhead of around 80 mirror sites to consider, and the fact that it
implies there is a difference between the packages.

> 2. I suggest that CURRENT_MAINTAINER files be added
>    in the RPM-directories. The files should - 
>    apart from our names, etc. - contain a link to 
>    the relevant public key of the packager, i.e.
>    or

Yup, I just haven't got around to that yet (I only added them to the
existing layout a couple of days ago).

> What about when we release updated binary packages which are 
> not due to updated pgadmin3 releases? I suggest that the RPM 
> directories only contain one RPM file each, i.e. the latest 
> one, and that older RPM releases be moved somewhere, like in 
> release/v1.2.0/fc1/old.

No, because that can cause significant rsync traffic as the mirrors
delete the moved files, and then download them again. Moving files
shouldn't be taken lightly on large mirror networks :-). I dread to
think what effect this change is going to have on as
it is!!

> Another thought should probably go to how to become 
> yum/apt-friendly with regard to the RPMs. I don't currently 
> have a suggestion, but may return with a suggestion later.

OK, look forward to it. The closest we have so far is the debian stuff
of course - Raphael might be able to provide some pointers on that.

Regards, Dave.

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