Packaging Request #964
Add pacman2pacman by default in all installs
Widespread usage of pacman2pacman would greatly reduce the load on our tiny number of mirrors. IMO it should be bundled by default with all our distro variants.
Updated by bill-auger over 4 years ago
- Status changed from open to not-a-bug
- Tracker changed from Bug to Packaging Request
i am closing this issue as it is 2 years old and the proposed consensus was never reached - i attempted to revive the discussion1 and opinions were that pacman2pacman is not reliable enough; and that a p2p package network is not much needed unless the mirror network is overloaded, but that the parabola mirror network is healthier today than it has every been - my opinion is that even if the mirror network becomes overloaded that the proper solution is to add more mirrors and that the p2p package network should be seen as a valuable backup plan for extraordinary conditions; especially as it's performance is likely to be considerably inferior at best, due to the ramp-up time inherent in the bittorrent protocol