[Slapt-get-devel] Proposal - handling of missing sources

A.J. Venter aj at getopenlab.com
Mon Feb 6 04:16:32 EST 2006

Hiya Jason.
I would like to make a suggestion that would greatly increase the general 
usability of slapt-get/gslapt for ordinary users, based on the usage patterns 
I perceive with my customers.
One of the things that most confuse them is why when a source fails, nothing 
else updates, in particular if that source is on removable media.

The current versions of slap-get will, if a source fails simply not update at 
all. I believe it SHOULD if a source fails, just SKIP that source and still 
enable updates from other configured sources, this way one would not need to 
edit the sources to get a critical update form one server if another is down 
as you have to do at present.

Thoughts ?

"80% Of a hardware engineer's job is application of the uncertainty principle.
80% of a software engineer's job is pretending this isn't so."
A.J. Venter
Chief Software Architect
OpenLab International
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