[Support-mirrors] Direct mirror usage from Gentoo?

Tom Copeland tom at infoether.com
Mon Mar 31 12:30:56 EDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 15:11 +0700, Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm a Gentoo developer, one of those who are maintaining Gentoo ruby
> packages. I would like to have permission for Gentoo to use rubyforge
> mirrors directly instead of getting through /frs/download.php. The
> reason is  it would be easier for us to maintain source URIs in form
> of mirror://rubyforge/package-name/package-name-plus-version.tar.gz
> than
> .../frs/download.php/some-random-numbers/package.tar.gz. For the
> latter, we would have to modify source URI for every rubyforge-based
> package update, which is quite a burden.
> Portage, the software used to install packages for Gentoo, will choose
> randomly a mirror, so it won't push pressure to any particular mirror.
> Moreover, Gentoo has its own mirror servers to share the load with
> upstream. So I don't think it would hurt rubyforge in any way.

Just to close the loop, Nguyen and Dennis and I emailed about this and
he's going to use rubyforge.rubyuser.de directly,



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