This is the mail archive of the cygwin-apps mailing list for the Cygwin project.

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]
Other format: [Raw text]

Re: [PATCH] make setup mirror list more like web page not just urls

On 2017-11-25 09:49, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 11/24/2017 4:47 PM, Brian Inglis wrote:
>> I am suggesting we split get_site_list to create the setup.rc cached list at the
>> start, flag entries false,
> So you're throwing away the information that the entries in the cached site list
> came from mirrors.lst in a previous setup run?
>> merge the last-mirror entry into that,
> The sites listed under "last-mirror" are those that were selected during the
> last setup run.  They can include user-added URLs as well as mirrors from
> mirrors.lst.  They shouldn't be merged into the cached site list.
>> checking the
>> url for a match to use the list entry instead of the last mirror entry, then
>> after the mirrors.lst download, compare the cached entries with the mirrors list
>> entries, checking the url for a match to use the current mirrors list entry
>> instead of the cached entry,
> I'm not sure what you mean here.  Are you proposing merging the cached site list
> into all_site_list along with the sites from the current mirrors.lst?  I don't
> think that's a good idea.  It would mean deliberately showing the user old
> mirrors that are no longer in mirrors.lst.  Currently that only happens if such
> a mirror came from the "last-mirror" list, and it generates a warning when it
> happens.

Merge in the sense of going down two lists with two cursors, using the known
current mirrors list to check what's okay in the cached setup.rc list, perhaps
replace the cached entry with the mirrors entry if found, or set the new known
current flag, and if not found, and it's in the last used list, add to the list
to complain about and confirm, as I said: ↓

>> which would be flagged true in the cached list, and
>> proceeding with the rest of get_site_list and then check_dropped_mirrors.
>> (Also noticed, the site list search and merge operations in registerSavedSite
>> and load_site_list could be refactored into a separate site_list::merge() member
>> function, by allowing for an optional exclusion site list.)

My last used mirror is always my local university's public mirror which has
never been in the mirrors list, unadvertised and unmonitored, but local, fast,
convenient, and current (and also has mirrors I use for other distros).

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Index Nav: [Date Index] [Subject Index] [Author Index] [Thread Index]
Message Nav: [Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next]