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From "Henk Penning (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-10859) Allow rsync to list entire contents of dist area
Date Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:33:11 GMT

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Henk Penning commented on INFRA-10859:
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Hi Sebb,

agree ; sigs are required ; no debate.

I wonder what you mean by "an rsync module to list the contents [of /dist/"].

I don't know an rsync facility that only 'lists' the contents of a file-tree.

The KEYS+sigs+sums are excluded from modules apache-dist{-most} because we like to keep KEYS+sigs+sums
on apache hardware only
[althought it is easy to get them with http].

> Allow rsync to list entire contents of dist area
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: INFRA-10859
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-10859
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Mirrors, Website
>         Environment: ASF mirror hosts
>            Reporter: Sebb
>
> The ASF mirror hosts has an rsync module which allows most of the contents of the /www/www.apache.org/dist
area to be listed. However some files such as hashes, sigs, and the KEYS files are intentionally
excluded from the module.
> It would be useful to be able to list all the contents of the directory structure.
> It is obviously possible to scrape the web pages, but that is time-consuming, fragile
and uses more resources. Likewise, using SVN to list the folder structure is time consuming,
and it does not show the actual contents which will generally be different (e.g. the .revision
files are not in SVN)
> There is a module that allows listing all the files on minotaur, but it looks like the
module has either not been configured or it disallows listing on the ASF mirror hosts.
> Note: the incubator clutch tool currently relies on being able to list the incubator
files, including the KEYS and sig files. These don't appear in the standard rsync listings,
so the code relies on using find as a cron job on minotaur.



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