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Re: How to detect a broken cygwin mirror? (gold star alert)

On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 01:49:40PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of luke.kendall
>> Sent: 03 September 2004 02:41
>>Cygwin-specific expertise, and move on.  The worst experiences, in my
>>opinion, are like this one, that seem to come down to a broken mirror:
>>our mirror rsyncing to it and breaking, and then people updating or
>>installing from our broken mirror, and getting into states like my PC
>>is in now.
>I don't think it's a sensible policy to be permanently chasing the
>bleeding-edge of development in a production environment.  I think you
>should set up your mirror with known good and stable versions of the
>tools you need in your environment and then freeze it, and only update
>parts of it as and when specifically needed and after testing and
>change control.  IOW, I think this problem is better solved by
>development methodology and management techniques than by a shell

Can I get YA gold star for Dave here?

This is eminently sensible advice.  I was thinking the same thing but
every message I started to compose on the subject did not put it as well
or as non-meanly.


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