MacPorts rsync server in Germany - is this the current "normal"?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Aug 6 10:59:45 PDT 2016

On Aug 5, 2016, at 9:40 AM, [ftp83plus] wrote:

> El 2016-08-05, a las 08:40, Ryan Schmidt escribió:
>> On Aug 5, 2016, at 07:16, Kennedy, Smith wrote:
>>> Recently, say within the last week or so, when running a "sudo port -v selfupdate" as part of my care and feeding of my ports, I observed that it is pulling from a server in Germany:
>>> Is this consistent with others' recent experiences? Anything to be concerned about?
>> This change is intentional, nothing to worry about. There will be an announcement later. 
> Will the change make fetching faster? It currently hovers under 2MB/s, or 8Mbps. Or is this intentional?

It was slow for you a week or more ago, or it is slow for you now?

When you say "fetching", what do you mean exactly? Fetching what? The change described above refers to the rsync server which only handles transfers of MacPorts base and portfiles. When you actually install a port and fetch an archive or a distfile, that goes to a different server, so if that's where it's slow, you would need to tell us what server that particular port was fetching its files from.

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