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FS#11472 - ABS http / ftp snapshots sync method (for people with very limited network access)

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by marcin kowalski (yoshi314) - Saturday, 13 September 2008, 14:00 GMT
Last edited by Allan McRae (Allan) - Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 04:57 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Allan McRae (Allan)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


Description: ABS snapshots support

Some people have internet connection via a very evil proxy. Inside my company's network i'm limited to ftp, http, ssh and remote desktop services. Things like rsync/svn/git are totally blocked. So fetching an abs tree is not possible. Same thing goes for gentoo's portage tree which uses rsync.

Gentoo however, has a workaround : you can fetch a daily snapshot ( a tar.bz2 / tar.lzma / tar.gz file via http/ftp ) of the entire tree and then use rsync locally to update local tree against the contents of the snapshot.

Same thing should be possibe with abs as well, as a workaround for people with really limited connectivity.
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Closed by  Allan McRae (Allan)
Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 04:57 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  abs-2.3
Comment by Allan McRae (Allan) - Tuesday, 28 October 2008, 03:34 GMT