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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] address@hidden: nongnu mirror]

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] address@hidden: nongnu mirror]
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 08:26:59 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 06:16:11PM -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
>     because at the time, sysadmin@ believed listing 2500+ projects would
>     be resource-consuming for both Savannah and the client.
> True enough, but it seems difficult to know what is available without a
> listing.  This mirror -- unlike most, granted -- only provides http
> access,

What about rsync? :)

> which complicates things.  If you know what you're looking for
> and are accessing it from the project page, fine.

Usually this is how people access the files, through the project page.

> How about making a separate page listing all the projects, and
> providing a link to it?  It also seems pretty basic to provide a find -name
> listing, if you're not already, as in find -name | gzip >find.txt.gz.
> Could give a link to that too.

I guess we could just open the directory index, I don't think it is
such a big deal perf-wise. Did so.

> By the way, for mirmon purposes, we'll also want a cron job like this:
> 17 * * * * date +%s > /path/to/ftp/root>/mirror-updated-timestamp.txt 

Did so:

(beware of the '%' cron madness, you need to escape it or the rest of
the line will be considered text to feed as stdin)

>     This could be changed to a mirror listing page.
> still comes up blank for me.

You need to reload the page. It happened to me too.
(you've got a bad state of mind, imagining that the problem could come
from my end :p)

> I was figuring that we would maintain the list in a sibling file to the
> list of mirrors (that is on, and then
> synthesize an HTML file for them, again, analogous to

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