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From "Sander Striker" <>
Subject RE: FW: Older version of apache2
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2002 19:21:43 GMT
> From: William A. Rowe, Jr. []
> Sent: 26 November 2002 18:26

> At 10:14 AM 11/26/2002, Aaron Bannert wrote:
> >Oh, and for the record, moving files into .old/ directories is
> >evil for rsync. :) (This isn't directed at Pier) Moving files
> >around causes rsync to do a delete and then re-download the
> >moved files/directories.
> So you suggest initially populating old/ and then symlinking the
> now-current version in the main download directory at the old/ 
> target, instead?  It would still initially download the package
> twice, and then simply unlink it later on, right?

No.  It would only download the package once and create (or update)
a symlink locally.  For people only mirrorring the latest versions,
they can pass a certain flag to rsync so that symlinks outside of the
area being mirrorred are replaced by the full packages.

I presented a scheme like this in a reply to a thread on mirrors.
Pier has got that documented somewhere, I am sure ;)


PS.  Bikeshedding: s/old/archive/

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