Setting up an Emdebian Mirror
Get the scripts
For setting up a mirror, especially a push-triggered mirror, it's probably the easiest to use ftpsync. Refer to http://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror.en.html#how for getting the scriptset.
Setup the scripts
Generally, you can follow the instructions in the README, with some minor modifications:
- Create a dedicated user for the whole mirror.
- Create a seperate directory for the mirror, writeable by the new user.
- Unpack ftpsync.tar.gz or clone the repository archvsync.git in the mirror user's $HOME
- Place the ftpsync.conf.sample into $HOME/etc as ftpsync-grip.conf and edit it to suit your system. You should at the very least change the TO (directory for the mirror), RSYNC_HOST (host to sync from) and RSYNC_PATH (archive to sync, in this case "emdebian") lines.
- The official README suggests to name the conf file ftpsync.conf. But as we intend to mirror a special archive called "grip", the conf file has to be named ftpsync-grip.conf
- Create $HOME/log (or wherever you point $LOGDIR to)
- Setup the .ssh/authorized_keys for the mirror user and place the public key of your upstream mirror into it. Preface it with:
- Replace $IPADDRESS with that of your upstream mirror.
Obtain the correct key
This is the key which the Emdebian server will use to push files.
The full Emdebian mirror is ~79Gb, so allow 90-100Gb.
Starting the push
You need to ask on the email@example.com mailing list to be added to the push. To do that, you need to supply the shortname and server name of the mirror:
e.g. hands debian.hands.com