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Date: 2008-02-13 (17:57)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [OSR] Ports-like package management system
On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 02:22:59PM +0000, Sylvain Le Gall wrote:
> On 13-02-2008, Richard Jones <> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 11:48:24AM +0100, Berke Durak wrote:
> >> It is not, but while we try to figure out what a reasonable system might be,
> >> if you can set up a permanent repository for Ocaml code, that would
> >> be already quite useful!  Most links on the Humps are dead.  For instance,
> >> I can't find a copy of Baire.
> >
> > Exactly ... And the lesson here is that this tarball repository must
> > be mirrored around the world.  There are existing mirrors who will do
> > this for you, but they won't mirror anything that isn't flat files
> > accessible by rsync.
> >
> Don't start again the SCM thread. This is useless. For now there will be
> an access through FTP. I think it is fully acceptable to also have a
> rsync access, but i need to check this with my host provided. OVH
> specify that their dedicated servers should not be used for mirroring
> except... (if you subscribe to an option AFAIK) 

I wasn't talking about SCM :-)

Here's the University of Kent's policy on mirroring:
  and some here:

They'll mirror from HTTP or FTP too, but I suspect they prefer rsync.


Richard Jones
Red Hat