Adding distfiles to the repository
wsiegrist at apple.com
Mon Jul 21 12:56:45 PDT 2008
On Jul 18, 2008, at 10:45 AM, William Siegrist wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Blair Zajac wrote:
>> William Siegrist wrote:
>>> On Jul 17, 2008, at 3:09 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>>> On Jul 17, 2008, at 17:01, Blair Zajac wrote:
>>>>> William Siegrist wrote:
>>>>>> please allow at least 24hr after a portfile is updated
>>>>>> before complaining though, as the mirror is only updated daily.
>>>>> Thanks for this info. Can we up the cron from 24 to something
>>>>> on a shorter basis?
>>>> This may be relevant for the php5-devel port as well. It's
>>>> currently tracking php 5.2 release candidates but I now have a
>>>> request from a user who wants to try a feature only available in
>>>> php 5.3. The php team provides snapshot tarballs of php 5.3, but
>>>> they're generated every two hours, and disappear after ten hours.
>>>> So I would have to make sure to time my commit such that it's
>>>> less than ten hours until the portmirror process runs on the
>>>> distfiles mirror machine. Which I could do. But it would be
>>>> convenient if I wouldn't have to remember to do that. Who knows
>>>> what time of day I might feel like working on my ports.
>>> The current process takes 6-8 hours to run and eats a decent
>>> amount of cpu cycles because it tries to mirror every variant of
>>> every port, so doing it more often wont work well on the server.
>>> Like I've said before, this allows for daily re-trying if the
>>> mirroring fails the first day. What I could do is add a mirror
>>> attempt during post-commit as well. So every port gets mirrored
>>> upon commit and then once a day after that. When you commit, if
>>> your distfile is unavailable, it'll get retried the next morning
>>> during the daily job. I think this is reasonable and covers
>>> everyone's needs.
>> That sounds good.
> I have a slightly-tested job in place for post-commit mirroring. It
> will send email to maintainers if mirroring fails, much like how
> lint nags you.
The post-commit mirroring seems to be working and no one has
complained about emails nagging them with errors.
Ryan, let me know if you still have trouble with php5-devel.
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