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Month: October 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Repositories for TDE

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 02:30:10 -0400
Timothy Pearson composed on 2015-10-05 00:40 (UTC-0500):

>> Tim's is inaccessible nearly as often as not here in SE USA, including
>> recent hours.

> I don't think that's a fair assessment...while my uptime isn't has high as
> I would like it isn't really that bad.

I have lots of installations of various versions of openSUSE, *buntu, Mageia,
Fedora, Debian and others, but approximately more openSUSE than all the rest
combined. Routine openSUSE update process here, which can happen any day of
week and any time of day or night, is:

	# zypper ref
	# zypper up

During ref, zypper pauses to notify when is
inaccessible. After answering ignore, zypper asks if the TDE repo should be
disabled, to which my answer is always no. These happen twice, one pair for
arch, one pair for noarch. So, it's routine that I notice, and am bothered,
when it cannot be accessed. There's no easy way I've discovered to determine
in advance whether to expect it to be accessible. Unlike or, redirects typically inhibit or outright
deny attempts to check availability.

Most of my installations exist purely for testing purposes, used few hours
per year. The machines on which they live need to be physically rotated in
and out of workspace in order to be used. When any update is prevented by an
inaccessible repo, progress halts, so I can't help but notice.

This sort of begs the question: why isn't TDE mirrored in the places where we
get our distributions and updates, major mirrors like or
or the various universities providing mirroring service? What would it take
to make it happen?
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

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Felix Miata  ***