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ginjabunny wrote:I have just switched to mintupdate-debian on my LMDE and had a thought, this may have been already suggested.
I'm not sure if this doable (or it may already do this), but rather than have just one repo as "debian.linuxmint.com" why not make mintupdate-debian so it just holds the Update Pack list of packages to be installed but still get them from the local/country specific debian.org repo if they are still on there, is this a possible way of doing update packs? I don't know if the debian.org repos only hold the latest versions but if this was the case then that is where my idea falls down as the update pack list would soon be out of step with the debian.org repo but maybe this could be taken into account.
One of the downsides I can see of just using debian.linuxmint.com is that it would get hammered ever time you release an Update Pack, but if you could spread it out across the debian.org repos to get packages with versions listed in the Update Pack it would lighten the load.
Just a thought.
ginjabunny wrote:but is this 1Gbps service fast from all over the world? Maybe in some countries a local repository would still be preferable.
The next step is already in progress and it consists in developing a network of mirrors for the new Debian repositories.
clem wrote:It only does that to get the update pack info and number... so it's not a critical issue, since for most people the mirrors are used to spread the load and to gain performance. It's a good point however, and I'm adding it to my todo list
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