Package Download URL's
bdubbs at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue Feb 15 22:23:41 PST 2005
Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote:
>> Same with the TeX downloads. Though they're available in a different
>> directory, the BLFS links are broken.
> Also keep in mind that the download URLs in the BLFS book refer to the
> package tarballs in their originally distributed formats, but anduin
> will only have bz2 versions of them.
> If Thomas and the others decide to put auto-download into the BLFS
> profile, the profile will have to use all bz2 URLs. If someone doesn't
> want to download from anduin for some reason (maybe they already have a
> lot of the package tarballs locally), they'll have to reformat or
> something similar to use the profile.
> As it stands right now, we haven't even changed the main LFS profile to
> do auto-download from ftp.linuxfromscratch.org, and the load generated
> by that will be lower than the BLFS load on anduin (there are a lot
> fewer packages, and not so many large ones). I guess someone needs to
> make a policy decision as to whether the profiles in general should be
> distributed this way :-)
I'd like you guys to hold off automating downloads from anduin where you
can for the present. However, if there is a problem package or two, by
all means, use it.
After the site becomes reasonably well known, I would like to monitor
the bandwidth usage for a while to see if it casues problems with the
ISP. I'm not expecting problems, but I don't want to spike the usage
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