rsync.gentoo.org rsync modules: gentoo-repo-changelog added, gentoo-x86-portage & gentoo-sec discontinued.

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rsync.gentoo.org rsync modules: gentoo-repo-changelog added, gentoo-x86-portage & gentoo-sec discontinued.

Robin H. Johnson-2
As part of the upcoming change to no longer distribute ChangeLogs in the
main tree, Infra would like to announce some updates to the rsync
modules.

1.
The following legacy modules are hereby discontinued.
- rsync.gentoo.org::gentoo-sec
- rsync.gentoo.org::gentoo-x86-portage

'gentoo-sec' was a 2004-era attempt at distributing Gentoo developer
GPG keyrings. There have been no sync attempts recorded on any of the
rsync.gentoo.org nodes in over 2 years, and the material therein all
dates to 2004 only.

'gentoo-x86-portage' was the older name of the 'gentoo-portage' module,
and was maintained as an alias. For the 2016 calender year to date,
there have been only 11 attempts to fetch the legacy name from any of
the rsync.gentoo.org official nodes.

Community mirrors (rsyncN.CC.gentoo.org) are encouraged to drop the old
modules at their convenience.

2.
Approximately 2016/Nov/01, a new module will be available:
- rsync.gentoo.org::gentoo-repo-changelog
This module will contain the same directory structure as the repo/gentoo
tree (gentoo-portage module), but will ONLY contain ChangeLog files.
The update schedule may have gaps exceeding 6 hours initially.

Community mirrors (rsyncN.CC.gentoo.org) can prepare to mirror the new
module at their convenience.

3.
Not sooner than 2016/Nov/15, ChangeLogs will be removed from the
'gentoo-portage' rsync module. They may or may not still be referenced
by the thick Manifests.

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Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux: Dev, Infra Lead, Foundation Trustee & Treasurer
E-Mail   : [hidden email]
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Re: [gentoo-dev] rsync.gentoo.org rsync modules: ChangeLogs dropped from gentoo-portage

Robin H. Johnson-2
As of approximately 2016/Nov/15 02:00 UTC, all ChangeLogs will now be
excluded from the rsync distribution.

They will continue to be included in the Manifest until the next phase
of the change.

rsync.gentoo.org::gentoo-portage
- tree without ChangeLogs

rsync.gentoo.org::gentoo-repo
- same as gentoo-portage, new name for consistency.

rsync.gentoo.org::gentoo-repo-changelog
- ChangeLogs only (as previously announced).

$SOON (aiming for 2016/Nov/19):
- ChangeLog generation order will be switching back to newest-first, and
  will be DROPPED from Manifests by this point at the latest.

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Robin Hugh Johnson
Gentoo Linux: Dev, Infra Lead, Foundation Trustee & Treasurer
E-Mail   : [hidden email]
GnuPG FP : 11ACBA4F 4778E3F6 E4EDF38E B27B944E 34884E85
GnuPG FP : 7D0B3CEB E9B85B1F 825BCECF EE05E6F6 A48F6136

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