[Kolab-devel] Beta-Strategy for Server?

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Mon Dec 13 12:35:01 CET 2004

On Monday 13 December 2004 12:14, Martin Konold wrote:
> Am Montag, 13. Dezember 2004 12:07 schrieb Bernhard Reiter:
> > It should be okay to set up a webserver with symlinks enabled in one
> > directory. We should make this easier in publishing short instructions
> > for what it needs to become a mirror.
> This is imho an extra and unnecessary burden for mirrors. Symlinks are
> generally considered bad for the webserver security.

We agree on that this is an extra strep,
but how huge that burden is and how modern webserver security
depends on it, it debatable in the special situation.

> My main point is that for _releases_ including beta releases the symlink
> approach does not make much sense anyway.

There are a few goals colliding.
I guess that if we do several betas and releases,
we will keep the same packages for them.
Thus, if we want to make it easiest for the user to get
all packages of a realease from one directory,
we would fast end up with a server with 80% of the size
being double packages. Mirrors don't like this, if we go into
the gibibyte sections.

The alternatives to this are: Using symlinks, releasing less
often or making it harder for the users.
Thus I prefer the symlink little extra burden on webservers.
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