RFC: Removal of ls-lR.gz files from Ubuntu mirrors
carlos at fisica.ufpr.br
Tue Jun 12 21:52:19 UTC 2012
Adam Conrad (adconrad at ubuntu.com) wrote on 8 June 2012 00:05:
>we've been looking at ways to save time on our publisher cycles
>on ftpmaster, and realised that it takes us 4-10 (depending on
>I/O contention and blind luck) minutes to generate the ls-lR.gz
>files that I'm *almost* sure no one actually uses.
If you had not broken the excellent Debian repository structure I'd
use it. But the indices are broken so I can't :-(
>When we first rolled out Launchpad/Soyuz as our replacement to
>DAK, we didn't generate ls-lR.gz files, and we had exaclty one
>person complain back then that their mirror tool from 1932
>required those files so, for compatibility with the DAK way of
>doing things, and because our publisher cycles were 60 minutes
>anyway and no one cared about speed, add them we did.
If you had kept the Debian repository I'd use a 21st century tool to
>This, then, is me asking our mirror world if anyone actually
>has an opinion on the future of ls-lR.gz files, or if you really
As it is it's better removed as far as I'm concerned.
Can you put a file list generated by
TZ=UTC rsync -r --no-h path/to/repo > path/to/repo/FILELIST-master
That'd be really more useful than the archaic ls-lR.
>Note, for those who aren't sure, if you're using any rsync
>based mirroring solution (doesn't care about layout at all) or
Things get more complicated when you try to avoid disk seeks...
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