planet proxy/mirror ==> Re: [plt-dev] Fwd: [plt-scheme] Download links in PLaneT

From: YC (yinso.chen at
Date: Tue Jan 12 00:42:40 EST 2010

Hi all,

I am getting close to have a working implementation of a planet proxy, and I
can make a release once I can resolve/implement against the following

1 - does the planet system make use of the 'required-core-version'?  I was
able to install a package marked for 4.1 (via the planet edit metadata page)
from PLT4.0.   What should the behavior be in such case?

2 - also - does the planet system make use of the 'repositories' value from

3 - the package-source url (
used to be visible with package directories but now it is forbidden.  This
page provides a point for a crawler to mirror the packages.  Can we make it
(and the children path) visible again?


On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Robby Findler
<robby at>wrote:

> Well, after some more thought, I've decided I was being stupid. I've
> checked (essentially) your patch (revision 16521 in SVN). If I sort
> out some other superduperfancydancy thing in the future, I'll be sure
> to let you know.
> Sorry for the wait and I hope you've not lost steam.
> Robby
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 2:18 PM, YC <yinso.chen at> wrote:
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 12:58 PM, Robby Findler
> > <robby at> wrote:
> >>
> >> No, I'm not seeing what I recalled, either. Sorry.
> >
> > No worries.
> >
> >>
> >> As far as your patch goes, I'm not sure that's the best long term
> >> solution and I'm not sure I want to support that going forward. Given
> >> how easy it is to apply that patch to your own system, perhaps that's
> >> the best thing to do for now?
> >
> > My plan was to release a mirror tool as a planet package so others can
> setup
> > their own mirrors as well.  I agree that this might not be the long term
> > solution, but without having something in place such package does not
> make
> > sense for others, so I guess that would have to be delayed unless you
> want
> > to accept the patch interim or until we found a solution you can accept.
> >
> >>
> >> I do plan to give some thought to adding redundancy to the planet
> >> server to avoid outages but I've just not had a chance to really spend
> >> quality time on it. If you are willing to spend sometime sorting out
> >> the server side issues and put something together that's a bit more
> >> comprehensive, I'd be willing to help with it, as I have time (and to
> >> put it into planet itself, of course).
> >
> > I am happy to help out here.  If you can let me know what sort of server
> > side issues that you are thinking about (I more or less got the mirror &
> > proxy figured out - just need to implement it) then we can collaborate.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > yc
> >
> >
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