Rainer Jung wrote on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 22:25:35 +0200:
> On 14.06.2011 20:47, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> > On 06/14/2011 09:15 AM, C. Michael Pilato wrote:
> >> On 06/14/2011 05:40 AM, Hyrum K Wright wrote:
> >>> [ dropping infra from this bit, 'cause I believe it to be a local issue. ]
> >>> In trying to debug a problem with our download page, I noticed that it
> >>> appears we aren't respecting the Preferred query argument when
> >>> selecting a mirror. For instance, going to
> >>> http://subversion.apache.org/download/?Preferred=ftp%3A%2F%2Fftp.gbnet.net%2Fpub%2Fapache%2Fdist%2F
> >>> doesn't select the ftp.gbnet.net mirror, as I believe it should.
> >>> Instead the mirror cgi picks a mirror as if no Preferred flag was
> >>> given.
> >> Ours isn't the only instance of a download.cgi script exhibiting this
> >> problem, though. See, for example, http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi,
> >> which appears to be having the same issue.
> > Re-adding infra, as I believe there might be a more global issue here. for
> > example, when I visit http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi and select any
> > particular mirror and then click "Change", the mirror I selected is
> > represented into the URL of the fetched page (in the Preferred= CGI query
> > param), but the mirror I selected is *not* the one chosen as the preferred one.
> Sorry if I'm too late, or the following is not helpful. I noticed and
> analyzed a similar (same?) problem in October and wrote to infra.
> Daniel Shahaf responded, but I don't know whether the fix was actually
> For details please have a look at the mail thread "Two recent bugs in
> mirrors.cgi" between Daniel and me on October 22nd 2010 on the infra
> list. I don't know whether there are public links, but the member mail
> search finds it.
The relevant lists are privately archived, but download.cgi lives in
a public repository,
Received on 2011-06-14 23:56:57 CEST