Subject: Re: pkg/33872 (xorg master sites are slow as molasses in january)
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List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/01/2006 14:56:02
On Sat, Jul 01, 2006 at 12:49:37PM +0200, Christoph Badura wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 12:35:12AM +0000, wrote:
> > Synopsis: xorg master sites are slow as molasses in january
> > 
> > State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
> > State-Changed-By:
> > State-Changed-When: Fri, 30 Jun 2006 00:35:11 +0000
> > State-Changed-Why:
> > The official master site *is*
> > It is a common occurance that mirrors are faster than
> > the primary site.
> What's that got to do with it? Projects want mirror sites to take
> the load off the master site.  You should know, be cause the project
> you are most involved with actively says to use their master site
> only as a last resort!

The primary site is also most likely to have the official files. When
changed for whatever reason, using the official site most likely shows
the problem first.

This has *nothing* to do with the speed.

> If you do not trust the mirrors to supply correct distfiles why list them
> in the first place?

Because it happened often enough that mirror are partly outdated and
vendor shipped new versions with identical file names.

> > Think about using MASTER_SORT instead.
> Maybe you should have done that.  MASTER_SORT isn't intended to be used
> to move unwanted master sites to the end of the list.

The site has the correct archive. It is just slow for you. So it is
certainly not unwanted when all the other sites are unreachable.
MASTER_SORT is suppossed to help automatically select an appropiate
mirror. If you had followed this "bad" advice and used e.g. MASTER_SORT=
.de .org, it would have fetched from instead.