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Re: [ecf-dev] p2 mirror selection (was Re: make a local git repo on the build machine)

Yes that is kinda lame. Given the way all this currently works I am in favor of building our own target with b3. 

On Feb 26, 2011, at 11:58, Markus Alexander Kuppe <ecf-dev_eclipse.org@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 02/26/2011 11:45 AM, Wim Jongman wrote:
>> Excellent. Great fix. The VCS fetch now only takes a few seconds. The
>> bottleneck has shifted to fetching bundles from eclipse repositories...
> 
> The problem is, that p2's mirror selection is kinda stupid when it comes
> to our build. OSU runs a full eclipse mirror located on the same subnet
> as the build machine, but download.eclipse.org keeps redirecting our
> requests across all mirrors unless we switch off mirrors completely [2]
> which results in requests being only answered by download.eclipse.org.
> One workaround would be to create a local p2 repo mirror with b3 [1]
> that changes the repo's metadata to only point to ftp.osuosl.org. Even
> better would be to enhance download.php with smarter mirrors selection
> [0]. Unfortunately the webmaster do not have resources and I am too
> stupid to hack download.php without being able to debug it or access to
> the database.
> 
> Markus
> 
> [0] https://bugs.eclipse.org/319155
> [1] http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_b3/aggregator/manual
> [2] http://wiki.eclipse.org/Using_Policy_Files
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