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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] mirror behavior and p2

Hi Stephan, 

I'm a bit surprised by this behaviour. Could you please describe in a bug reports the steps you took.


On 2011-06-21, at 4:15 AM, Stephan Herrmann wrote:

> Hi,
> from my latest tests regarding p2.mirrorsURL I observed:
> p2's usage of mirrors seems to depend on the directory timestamp.
> I.e., ANY change to the base directory of a p2 repository will 
> invalidate its mirrors. 
> Since the value of p2.mirrorsURL is this base directory, p2 does not
> consider any mirrors if the directory has changed.
> Such changes would include: editing artifacts.xml to include or 
> modify the p2.mirrorsURL (I was just adding &protocol=http), 
> re-adding artifacts.xml to artifacts.jar, re-adding metadata to a
> repository that was kept invisible by omitting those metadata,
> even removing obsolete (backup) files.
> Unless I'm interpreting wrong what I observed, for mirroring to 
> work tomorrow *everything* must be in place today and not be 
> touched in any way. It wasn't obvious to me that this includes 
> touching of the *directory*.
> best,
> Stephan
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