What is the OE sources mirror network?
Openembedded uses a large number of upstream sources for compilation. Quite naturally, given the sheer number, at any point in time, one can usually expect at least a few of them to be either temporarily or permanently unavailable. This leads to avoidable user frustration and lost time. The solution is for the Openembedded project to provide a mirror of all the sources used in the recipes as a fallback of last resort. This is done in the OE sources mirror network which has two components.
- sources.openembedded.org: the main mirror is currently hosted on melo. It aims to have a complete copy of free-to-publish sources used by the current org.oe.dev branch (the stable branch may be added later)
- mirrors.openembedded.org: a swarm of possibly incomplete source mirrors provided by the community and load-balanced via DNS round robin. They act as a first line of defense and lower bandwidth for the main mirror.
Fetching from these mirrors is transparent to the user and enabled by default in the dev branch.
How can I become a member in the mirrors.openembedded.org network?
tbd. right now, ask Laibsch in IRC if you want to help