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Re: Fedora Core 2 Update: kernel-2.6.6-1.435

On Thu, 17 Jun 2004, Pedro Fernandes Macedo wrote:
On Thu, 2004-06-17 at 23:37, Ed K. wrote:
Sorry for the delay.... But I was specifically recommending that you issue
a HEAD command to a http mirror. This would be simpler then parsing the
actual header.info

{here starts a flame war}
actually, I would encourage the use of only http mirrors, there is better
support for caching when using proxy server. And, there is no support for
the HEAD command for an ftp serfer. You software must support proxy server.

Flame war? which flame war? I agree with you. If I can save bandwith using proxies (when the user has one) , then I'll do it.

And I just implemented the header.info parser.. Nothing much different
from the html parser I had before... I only had to change the regex to
Now I only wish I knew what is the reason of this digit.... So far , I'm
simply ignoring it.

BTW , which directories do you think we should check? I'm thinking about
checking these directories:

I'm not sure if checking the last two is a good idea , as they change
only when they are first created. Then they never change again... Maybe
I'll add a status file that will keep track of which mirrors have been
checked for the last two directories and have passed the check.

I suggest that you should check /etc/yum.conf to find out which paths to
use. Or use http://www.fedoratracker.org/ to find out where the repositories are located. Or have I missed something in the thread?

{flame war}
I can't wait for ftp to retire for organized archives. http and bittorrent
should be all that is needed. no http header equivalent for ftp.


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