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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] robustness improvment request wrt accessing archive

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] robustness improvment request wrt accessing archives through the wrong name
Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 17:17:28 -0800 (PST)

    > From: "Robert Anderson" <address@hidden>
    > >On Wed, 2003-11-05 at 10:46, Robert Anderson wrote:

    > >> Am I wrong?  Wouldn't this be a significant improvement?

    > >Please do it. I've had to help a couple of users on #arch
    > recently with
    > >the same thinko.

    > I _really_ wish I had the time (to do this or anything else for
    > that matter).  I've been quiet on the ml for a reason lately:
    > time availability is a large negative number.

It's not a bad idea.   

>From my perspective, it implies a need to think through and explicitly
clarify the relationship between various names for an archive (the
name registered by a user, the name in =meta-info/name, and the name
in -meta-info/name of a mirrored-from archive).

Negative time availability numbers are, indeed, a bother (got some of
my own, in fact).   But please go ahead and spend the 5 minutes to
file a bug report.    If it's a really good bug report I'll give you a
gold star :-).


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