[rfc] more control over activating fallback repositories (aka what gets stacked on)

Martin Pool mbp at canonical.com
Thu Oct 9 02:01:00 BST 2008

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:42 AM, Robert Collins
<robertc at robertcollins.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-10-09 at 11:24 +1100, Martin Pool wrote:
>> This approach means that Launchpad won't be able to pull or scan
>> branches stacked on branches not located on Launchpad, as we don't
>> want it making arbitrary outgoing connections.  That may be
>> reasonable.  I suppose you could automatically or manually mirror that
>> branch and then transform it as described.
> launchpad already makes arbitrary connections to mirror regular
> branches; I don't understand why you say we don't want it making such
> connections in this case.

It's one thing to have the script specifically devoted to mirroring
branches making outbound connections; obviously that's the point of
it.  I think it would be a bit more strange to have loggerhead or the
scanner reading from them.  Not necessarily unthinkable, but
definitely a departure from the current model.

Martin <http://launchpad.net/~mbp/>

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