Post-2.2 Work On The Toolchain.
First, mirrorlist generation is a current target. Programmatical generation of mirrorlists like http://mirrors.opensuse.org/list/all.html is now easily possible, and it is possible to filter for things and show only mirrors that mirror a certain part of the tree: http://mirrors.opensuse.org/list/bs.html
Second, the toolchain got the following new features and improvements:
- the mirrorprobe now does GET requests instead of HEAD requests. This is safer. A mirror with crashed filesystem might still be able to answer a HEAD correctly.
- mb, the mirrorbrain tool, has a powerful "probefile" command now that can check for existance of a file on all mirrors, probing every known URLs - HTTP, FTP and rsync ones. This is especially useful for checking whether the permission setup for staged content is correct on all mirrors.
Third, the database got new fields named public_notes, operator_name, operator_url, to store additional data about mirrors. Plus, it got two new tables:
- one with ISO 3166 country codes and country names
- one for the regions (continents).
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