[Catalog-sig] PyPI replication project

René Dudfield renesd at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 22:04:44 CEST 2008

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 5:34 AM, Ian Bicking <ianb at colorstudy.com> wrote:
> I vaguely remember CPAN doing something like having machine-readable lists
> of mirrors, and those lists are available at a couple reliable locations,
> and those locations are hardcoded into the tool.
> That doesn't speak to how well updated the mirror is, but I think some Linux
> distributions have clever solutions to that aspect too.

Debian stores a diff of the package index for each update.  So you can
quickly download what has changed, and also see where a mirror is up
to mirroring with a few http requests.  I think it also combines
multiple updates together... so that after 20 updates you don't need
to get 20, just 1.

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