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#1 2011-03-25 21:10:45

Xyne
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Reflector reborn

Info page: http://xyne.archlinux.ca/projects/reflector/

Following the deprecation of perl-xyne-arch, I have rewritten reflector in Python 3. Some of the options have changed so read through "reflector --help" and update any scripts that rely on it.

Please test it and report any bugs. Feel free to make suggestions for changes and features too.



Given that this is a complete rewrite, I have only pushed it to my repo for now. I'll move it back to [community] in a few days if all goes well.

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#2 2011-03-25 21:13:24

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Re: Reflector reborn

That was fast !!

I was thinking it would be a while for you to get the new apps together, since you RIP threads mentioned 

Xyne wrote:

.......progressing very slowly....

But hey, I'll take it !


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#3 2011-03-25 21:13:50

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Re: Reflector reborn

I think I owe you a beer or two big_smile


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#4 2011-03-25 21:17:00

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Re: Reflector reborn

I saw this update appear just an hour ago when updating. And there was much rejoicing smile


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#5 2011-03-25 21:26:29

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Re: Reflector reborn

Awesome!  You have no idea how happy this makes me!  Time to reinstate reflector to weekly crond status!  Thanks, xyne!  big_smile

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#6 2011-03-25 21:28:57

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Re: Reflector reborn

Well that was a hilariously fast turn around tongue

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#7 2011-03-25 21:41:26

Xyne
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Re: Reflector reborn

Inxsible wrote:

That was fast !!

I was thinking it would be a while for you to get the new apps together, since you RIP threads mentioned 

Xyne wrote:

.......progressing very slowly....

But hey, I'll take it !


That really refers to the larger project that I have in mind. There's just so much to do for it and it really will need several intensive coding sessions because it's not the kind of thing that I can just pick up and work on for a few hours now and then. Reflector, on the contrary, is simple and easy to bang out in one session.

It's one of those "you'll understand when you see it" things, but there's a chance that I will never get it done, which is why I've been reluctant to even mention it before... the curse of vaporware looms nigh.

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#8 2011-03-25 21:49:01

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Re: Reflector reborn

Xyne wrote:
Inxsible wrote:

That was fast !!

I was thinking it would be a while for you to get the new apps together, since you RIP threads mentioned 

Xyne wrote:

.......progressing very slowly....

But hey, I'll take it !


That really refers to the larger project that I have in mind. There's just so much to do for it and it really will need several intensive coding sessions because it's not the kind of thing that I can just pick up and work on for a few hours now and then. Reflector, on the contrary, is simple and easy to bang out in one session.

It's one of those "you'll understand when you see it" things, but there's a chance that I will never get it done, which is why I've been reluctant to even mention it before... the curse of vaporware looms nigh.

And hundreds of vapor-chasing users will jump on Xyne's every post as a result smile


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#9 2011-03-26 00:25:02

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Re: Reflector reborn

That is awesome news big_smile. Thanks xyne smile

Last edited by ilusi0n (2011-03-26 00:29:34)

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#10 2011-03-26 04:56:33

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Re: Reflector reborn

This is very good news however I wish it didn't need to be python3.

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#11 2011-03-26 06:20:51

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Re: Reflector reborn

If you are feeling up to giving PkgD the same attention as reflector I promise not to stand in the way.

Edit: I see you have mentioned using quickserve as a replacement for PkgD from your post history.

Also I get the following error when running reflector.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reflector", line 3, in <module>
    import Reflector
ImportError: No module named Reflector

Last edited by mrman (2011-03-26 07:21:34)

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#12 2011-03-26 07:29:06

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Re: Reflector reborn

mrman wrote:

If you are feeling up to giving PkgD the same attention as reflector I promise not to stand in the way.

Edit: I see you have mentioned using quickserve as a replacement for PkgD from your post history.

Also I get the following error when running reflector.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reflector", line 3, in <module>
    import Reflector
ImportError: No module named Reflector
$ pacman -Ql reflector 
reflector /usr/
reflector /usr/bin/
reflector /usr/bin/reflector
$ cat =reflector
#!/usr/bin/env python3

import Reflector

Reflector.main()

Xyne broke my reflector PKGBUILD!! =]

EDIT: Ohhh, I forgot to say "thanks Xyne for the work!", but Xyne got so much 'thanks' that I don't think that matter... I come too late... Xyne, can you drop something more, please? tongue

Last edited by kazuo (2011-03-26 07:33:42)

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#13 2011-03-26 07:43:29

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Re: Reflector reborn

I wish I could download faster. You are the key and thanks for your great works
Specially this time, very prompt smile


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#14 2011-03-26 11:33:45

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Re: Reflector reborn

mrman wrote:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/reflector", line 3, in <module>
    import Reflector
ImportError: No module named Reflector

fixed



anonymous_user wrote:

This is very good news however I wish it didn't need to be python3.

I've added a patch to the source archive that can convert it to Python 2. I won't be actively maintaining a Python 2 package, but I have included a section in the PKGBUILD that you can easily uncomment to create a package. How you deal with updates etc will be up to you.

Follow the pkgbuild link on the project page to get the latest PKGBUILD.

Last edited by Xyne (2011-03-26 11:34:39)

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#15 2011-03-28 11:11:53

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Re: Reflector reborn

Is

reflector -l 5 -f 5 --save foo

same as

reflector -l 5 --sort rate --save foo

?

Last edited by karol (2011-03-28 11:13:08)

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#16 2011-03-29 18:07:33

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Re: Reflector reborn

@karol
For now they are, but the filter order may change in the future.

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#17 2011-04-04 03:46:59

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Re: Reflector reborn

Reflector is now back in [community]. big_smile

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#18 2011-04-04 04:12:19

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Re: Reflector reborn

Thank you for your work.

Last edited by the sad clown (2011-04-04 04:12:38)


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#19 2011-09-07 08:34:36

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Re: Reflector reborn

awesome, just checked this and tried it and I love it, more speed is always welcome big_smile

its really nice how things can get a lot faster just by using the correct mirrors, and its easy with your tool big_smile


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#20 2011-09-27 10:34:03

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Re: Reflector reborn

Hi all, does anyone know of a way to run reflector through a proxy, I've tried setting the *tp_proxy env variables but that doesn't work.

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#21 2011-09-27 11:11:11

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Re: Reflector reborn

sausageandeggs wrote:

Hi all, does anyone know of a way to run reflector through a proxy, I've tried setting the *tp_proxy env variables but that doesn't work.

Use tsock or aur/proxychains


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#22 2011-09-27 12:42:21

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Aha! Easy when you know how!! Thanks man.

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#23 2011-10-29 19:32:55

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Re: Reflector reborn

Nice script, thanks Xyne.

What about putting the command used to generate the file in the generated file?

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#24 2011-11-06 07:58:46

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Re: Reflector reborn

Hey Xyne, great work. In my quest to saturate my cable modem during updates, I noticed the mirror score column at https://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/. I thought it would be nice to be able to sort reflector results by that instead of date. After adding 4 lines to the Reflector.py, I got it working (--sort score). I'm not familiar with how to make patches or anything, but because it's such a simple change I didn't think you would really need one anyway. Any chance you could do something similar?

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#25 2011-11-13 02:01:12

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Re: Reflector reborn

Stupid question: how are people using reflector?  In a cron entry like:

reflector -c "United States" -a 1 -f 6 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Then followed-up with a

pacman -Syyu

?


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