please fix the pkg downloads system
julian at freebsd.org
Wed Feb 8 16:07:05 UTC 2017
please work on having the "Latest" image in a directory that has the
cvs revision number in its name
and make the current names just be links to there.
I ONCE AGAIN (for the third time) got half of one release (432891) and
half of another (433120) because the newest snapshot of the pkgs was
replaced half way through my process of downloading a large set of
packages. Then a couple of days later I managed to get all the files
of 433274, but by the time I got to downloading the metadata it was
changed to the next snapshot (433341), making my mirror pointless.
(unless there is a script I can run to regenerate the metadata from
the actual files. (I'm guessing there is).
Please consider keeping two copies, at any time. this measn that
someonewho starts copying the latest set has at least a couple of days
to get it.
So FreeBSD http://pkg.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:10:amd64/latest/ would be a
link to the latest but someone who followed the link 20 minutes
earlier and was copying files would keep getting a consistent set.
the actual backing set would be called
and the next would be:
etc. (real snapshot numbers)
http://pkg.freebsd.org/FreeBSD:10:amd64/latest/ would always point to
the latest one.
this would ensure that I don't keep getting HALF A RELEASE!
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