slowness of syncing process

Benjamin Drung bdrung at
Wed Mar 24 17:40:15 GMT 2010

Am Mittwoch, den 24.03.2010, 10:34 -0700 schrieb Steve Langasek:
> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 09:36:08AM +0100, Luca Falavigna wrote:
> > Benjamin Drung ha scritto:
> > > ubuntu-dev-tools is the right package for the scripts once we have a
> > > reliable universal one.
> > I agree, but before make this public practice (and thus having lots of
> > people to use it), I would like archive-admins to approve the procedure:
> > syncs are historically handled by them, and it's always been the case,
> > so we should wait for their input before going any further.
> I believe the common position of the archive admins is that this should not
> be gatewayed through us: anyone who can upload should also be able to sync,
> preferably by way of a button in the LP UI.

Having a button in the LP UI for doing a sync would be great.

> Note that doing a sync by hand, even with the best of scripts, isn't going
> to look *exactly* the same as a LP sync, and there's the possibility of bugs
> in the script or user error when doing this by hand, which is largely why
> this approach hasn't been promoted prior to now.

Benjamin Drung
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