Christoph P. Kukulies (ku...@gilberto.physik.rwth-aachen.de)
Mar 24, 1996 1:43:28 am
From: pet...@zit.th-darmstadt.de (Michael Beckmann)
Subject: Re: new sup server
I must agree with that. I tried to run a sup mirror in Germany, but have
never been able to make world or build a kernel with the sources from that
mirror. There has always been corruption of the source tree.
as I told you before, I cannot quite share your experience. I supped
yesterday -current from sup1.de.freebsd.org to a machine connected
locally and the make world ran perfectly without a hitch.
I agree with you that the international lines are stuffed up during
daytime in Europe but suping nightly seems to work fine.
I'm surprised. Are you talking -current, -stable, or -cvs?
I build -current trees by suping off of sup2 (i.e. I'm my own customer)
every few days and have never had a sup-related corruption.
Due to the highly loaded intercontinental lines, the sup updates from
Freefall can take several hours, and in rare cases, (in particular if
freefall doesn't let me in due to its ten user limit) they aren't finished
until next night. It appears that the situation has improved somewhat with
the new Internet connection of Freefall, though, which doesn't route
through MCI/BBNPlanet any more.
I would really like to provide some service for up-to-date FreeBSD sources
in Europe, but sup simply doesn't work right under these conditions. I
wouldn't mind the updates taking several hours, but I do mind getting
garbled sources. They cost me a lot of time already.
Sounds like a big call to fix CTM.
--Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies ku...@gil.physik.rwth-aachen.de