Subject: Re: sup.de.netbsd.org
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thilo Manske <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
Date: 04/24/1999 13:59:54
On Sat, Apr 24, 1999 at 09:59:08AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> Since the sup.owl.de has gone, I'm using sup.de.netbsd.org.
"me too" :-(
Actually I was switching from sup.de to sup.owl.de since owl.de has
worked much better for me in the past.
> Is it just me or is there a significant difference (beyound a delay of
> ~1 day) between the CVS update messages posted to current-users and the
> stuff I'm supping?
Yes, sup.de is not updated as regulary (i.e. daily) as I wish. Update
intervall of this server seems to be something in the range of 2-4 days.
There are quite a few other annoying oddities I experienced with this server
(compared to sup.netbsd.og wich I have to use sometimes).
* ../sys/Makefile gets deleted from time to time (AFAIK some other supservers
have the same problem)
* some "special" dirs (their dates) are updated with *every* sup without any
reason, eg. something in xsrc/.../xservers and sys/arch/i386/... - don't
remember ATM. They're always the same. It's really weird...
* you have to sup nearly *every* README.html with every sup of pkgsrc
and of course every dir get's updated everytime. IIRC it was you who have
posted this before.
* at least once the server deleted (well, killed) large parts of my sources
without any reason, wich I had to resup with "-o" from sup.netbsd.org
The only reason I'm still using sup.de.netbsd.org is that I can fetch files
from it with ~100KB/s at nighttimes :-)
I hope whoever is responsible for this server reads this since I don't know
any email adresses. (should be in the supfile examples IMHO)
> Just want to make sure what I call 1.4 is realy 1.4...
Well, at least you can be sure, that your sources are not older than ~5 days...
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