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Packaging Request #964

Add pacman2pacman by default in all installs

pizzaiolo - over 6 years ago - . Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:
not-a-bug
Priority:
wish
Category:
-
Assignee:
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% Done:

0%


Description

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.

History

#1

Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

I suggest open a consensus to decide it as default feature for pacman.

#2

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

[1]: https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/dev/2018-January/006263.html

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