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Re: pkgsrc selfhosting

2008/8/12 Alistair Crooks <>:
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 06:03:26PM +0200, Zafer Aydo??an wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> following idea came to my mind:
>> Wouldn't it be great, if pkgsrc would provide all source files
>> (distfiles) by themselves, instead of
>> downloading it from the authors server ?
>> I mean, all distfiles could be prefetched.
>> master_sites would always point to our
>> main server (respectively round robin through our own mirrors).
>> Like it is done on master_backup.
>> Like it is done for binary packages.
>> Like debian is providing the source and the binary packages by themselves.
>> This way NetBSD could provide successful downloads and
>> would not worry about broken or outdated links.
>> No more updating master_sites.
> The problem with that approach is the bandwidth of the primary host.

What about encouraging mirrors ?
They could help distributing the load.


ps: Btw. what is the ISC uplink from NetBSD ?

> Having said that, it's quite easy to do it right now, just by setting
> one definition in your /etc/mk.conf or equivalent.
> Regards,
> Alistair
> PS. If you're still wondering what the definition is, send me private
> mail. I do not want to be responsible for overloading our servers.
> Not directly, anyway. :-)

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