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#151 2011-09-16 20:55:06

Ryujin
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

I am using Arch in a corporate environment to support a datacenter filled with Arch servers and vms. So I want a local rollback machine so that I can have certain environments locked into certain days' repos. So I thought that making a local rollback machine would not only alleviate our load on public mirrors, but also give us the flexibility we need to keep using Arch in a datacenter.

Anyone have a copy of the tried and true scripts so I don't have to rewrite them?

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#152 2011-09-16 20:58:38

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Ryujin wrote:

I am using Arch in a corporate environment to support a datacenter filled with Arch servers and vms. So I want a local rollback machine so that I can have certain environments locked into certain days' repos. So I thought that making a local rollback machine would not only alleviate our load on public mirrors, but also give us the flexibility we need to keep using Arch in a datacenter.

Anyone have a copy of the tried and true scripts so I don't have to rewrite them?

Ahh.. sounds like a real scenario you would need a local setup for- Arch is not typically centered on corporate use, so I never guessed. I would suggest reading back a few pages and contacting the guy who is currently maintaining the ARM- hes bound to have the scripts you need smile

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#153 2011-09-16 21:01:08

Ryujin
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Thanks! Yes we have been using Arch for a medium sized cloud for a while now with Salt (http://saltstack.org) and Arch has been a dream to work with, but we need something smoother for repo updates, enter the ARM!

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#154 2011-09-16 21:15:08

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

You can e-mail either https://bbs.archlinux.org/profile.php?id=14984 or https://bbs.archlinux.org/profile.php?id=41072
ARM is just a mirror that doesn't remove old packages, similar to keeping all your packages in your cache, never running 'pacman -Sc' or 'pacman -Scc'.

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#155 2011-09-16 21:16:47

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Ryujin wrote:

Thanks! Yes we have been using Arch for a medium sized cloud for a while now with Salt (http://saltstack.org) and Arch has been a dream to work with, but we need something smoother for repo updates, enter the ARM!

Sweet setup- I imagine Arch might work well if the apps you need are built on a relatively stable base. I think Kumyco is the one youd want to email.

Also, and you may already know this, but have you heard of Xyne's Pacserve? Im not exactly sure the setup you have there (LAN being controlled via Salt, or are you ssh'd in for maintenance?), but Pacserve allows you to save bandwidth by checking one server for packages (even a local one)- good for 50 Arch boxes on a LAN that need to update- instead of each having to pull from a mirror, Pacserve allows you to only download that once. You may already have your own solution in place, but I thought id mention it. Link is here:
http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/pacserve/

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#156 2011-09-16 21:19:25

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Just for the record, kumyco is the same guy as DisposaBoy: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 09#p824009

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#157 2011-09-16 21:30:40

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

karol wrote:

Just for the record, kumyco is the same guy as DisposaBoy: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 09#p824009

Shamefully, I did not read that post. Thanks for making that clear smile

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#158 2012-05-11 21:40:10

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

I just wanted to post here to say thank you for ARM. I just ran into an issue with openjpeg causing evince to crash. I installed downgrade from AUR and it walked me through the steps of fetching a previous version from ARM.

This is a really nice project. Thank you again.

EDIT: sorry I just realised I revived an old thread.

Last edited by PTBM133A4X (2012-05-11 21:41:18)


Arch x86_64 as of 01/01/2013

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#159 2012-05-12 11:58:05

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Hello,

is it possible to use the search site (http://arm.konnichi.com/search/) for other repositories like multilib?

Vlad

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#160 2012-05-12 12:01:07

karol
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

DonVla wrote:

is it possible to use the search site (http://arm.konnichi.com/search/) for other repositories like multilib?

Have you tried using downgrade from AUR?

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#161 2012-05-12 12:23:07

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Hi karol,

afais "downgrade" also searches only in the search site repos.

Edit:

 ./downgrade -c -d . wine

The following packages are available from the A.R.M.:

    1)  community          wine-1.3.22-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    2)  community          wine-1.3.21-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    3)  community          wine-1.3.13-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    4)  community          wine-1.3.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    5)  community          wine-1.3.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz
    6)  community          wine-1.2-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

Last edited by DonVla (2012-05-12 13:09:14)

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#162 2012-05-12 14:16:21

karol
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

You can download "manually" from http://arm.konnichi.com/multilib/os/x86_64/

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#163 2012-07-21 06:27:18

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Some of you may find this useful/interesting/chocotastic: ARM helper script

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#164 2012-07-29 14:50:13

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

This tool desperately needs an archwiki page to detail the usage, the original post of this thread is unlikely to be updated judging the last posting date of the user.

Where would I find the steps needed to make use of the ARM facilities?

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#165 2012-07-29 14:53:27

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

It's a wiki, you can edit it yourself (you need to register first).
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Do … ckages#ARM

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#166 2012-07-30 05:46:04

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Does anyone know who is actively maintaining the ARM? I have tried emailing kumyco (via the forum email link) but so far I have had no reply. Is there another address or another maintainer?

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#167 2012-07-30 06:54:57

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

This is the contact info listed at the top of the arm search pages:

This service is sponsored by Konnichi Computing, and maintained by kumyco<kumyco@konnichi.com> (bbs.archlinux.org)
Please report any bugs or feature quests to http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=53665
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Downgrade_packages may be of use to you also.

And considering the last post by Kumyco was in 2010, establishing contact may take some time.

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#168 2012-07-30 11:01:58

karol
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

DisposaBoy is kumyco's "new" username. You can try it e-mailing him too.

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#169 2012-08-24 06:06:16

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

So, what is the retention policy? You seem to be holding 4 years worth amount of packages?

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#170 2012-08-24 09:43:25

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

xCrucialDudex wrote:

So, what is the retention policy? You seem to be holding 4 years worth amount of packages?

I think the oldest ones are from late 2009 https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Do … ckages#ARM

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#171 2013-08-16 10:34:16

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

They just deleted all pre-2013 packages on arch rollback machine. Anyone know whats going on and why?

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#172 2013-08-16 10:43:32

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Merging with existing Project ARM thread

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#173 2013-08-16 22:28:07

karol
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

whacath wrote:

They just deleted all pre-2013 packages on arch rollback machine. Anyone know whats going on and why?

What makes you think they did? I see there has been some rearrangement in http://arm.konnichi.com/ but http://arm.konnichi.com/search/ still shows very old packages and you can download these packages (they're not just dead links).

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#174 2013-08-17 07:47:31

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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

Due to a dispute with the hosting provider, all files will be deleted as requested. Investigations are ongoing, but it appears that some over-zealous retard removed the 2012 directory. Evidently they didn't know what they were doing as doing so doesn't actually remove the files which are stored at http://arm.konnichi.com/pool/ .


All IP and Bot blocks will be removed shortly. I can't stop you from crawling the website, but I don't think there is anything else I can do.

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#175 2013-08-17 10:29:26

karol
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Re: Project ARM :: Arch Rollback Machine

By 'all files' do you mean the packages from 2013 too?

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