Discontinuing repository tarballs

Albert Astals Cid aacid at kde.org
Wed Nov 23 18:07:21 GMT 2016

El dimecres, 23 de novembre de 2016, a les 20:17:29 CET, Ben Cooksley va 
> HI all,
> As of late Sysadmin has been assessing what components of our
> infrastructure are in active use and should be maintained going
> forward.
> As part of this it has come to our attention that the repository
> tarballs offered by our anongit network (tar.gz files of our
> repositories essentially) are effectively unused - with only 19 hits
> being received by one mirror in the space of a week.

This is not about making the "git archive" command not work, right?


> These tarballs are generated by cronjob once per week, and are
> effectively a duplicate copy of the repositories which must be held by
> each anongit. Removing them will reduce the resources needed and
> maintenance complexity involved to operate an anongit mirror, as well
> as reducing load on the main git.kde.org server which generates the
> tarballs.
> If anyone has any objection please let us know.
> Regards,
> Ben Cooksley
> KDE Sysadmin

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