today's UEC report

Andrew SB a.starr.b at
Sat Oct 3 09:08:03 BST 2009

On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 12:05 AM, Jorge O. Castro <jorge at> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at> wrote:
>> Bandwidth to/from the archive is abysmal.  Everything takes 100x longer
>> to download than normal, due to Beta traffic.  "apt-get update" took 60
>> minutes.  My local rsync mirror job has been running for >20 hours.
> Ken asked me to help him test some empathy stuff today and grabbing
> the build-deps took over 10 minutes for a few hundred k's worth of
> packages. I have a caching proxy at home so normally it's not so bad
> but I am starting to wonder if there should be an ACLable mirror
> available to people in core-dev/MOTU/bugcontrol/whatever so people can
> get the important stuff done. In the past I've gotten emails from the
> ISO tracker before my original rsync is even close to done so the pain
> just multiplies over the course of the end of the cycle..
> I think it's great that we have so much enthusiam for a release but
> surely we can set aside a certain percentage of bandwidth for people
> to get their testing done.

No stats, but building things in my pbuilder has taken extremely long
times since the beta release due to down loading dependencies. Like
Jorge said, it's great that there is so much enthusiasm, but it meant
that I only was able to sponsor one upload earlier this evening. I had
planned on working through the queue a bit, but the extraordinary
length of time involved with just building one package meant I
couldn't do so....

- Andrew Starr-Bochicchio

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