ports.tar update frequency on new mirror

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Aug 10 14:24:08 PDT 2016

On Aug 10, 2016, at 16:03, Clemens Lang wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> I'm wondering what update frequency I can expect for ports.tar on the
> new main mirror.
> I have a cronjob set up that regularly checks whether ports.tar has not
> been updated in a while; it came in handy a couple of times because most
> developers usually sync using SVN and would not notice the rsync mirror
> becoming stale. For the last few days, it has been sending me a regular
> stream of emails warning me about old tarballs, even though eventually a
> new update was pushed.
> The top spot is a mail from around noon today, where ports.tar had not
> been updated for 12.5 hours. Is this normal? Should I change my warning
> level?

That's my fault. I'll get it syncing every 30 minutes again. 

But one of the improvements I want to make is to only regenerate ports.tar after changes to ports have been committed, rather than on a set schedule. 

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