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freshmeat move complete

After a slightly failed move the day it was originally intended (Wednesday) we were finally able to shift the site over to the new cluster at Exodus West today. Looks like we've been fooled once again by the VM in kernels newer than 2.4.9. After downgrading the database servers to that magic revision everything suddenly sprang back to speed. Click below for the rest of the deal. Right now all services have been restored back to normal state. I had to reinstall the news server from scratch since inn 2.3 wasn't willing or capable to deal with the article archives written by version 2.2 on the east coast. That said, all newsgroups will be started from scratch as well. New releases will show up there as they're approved, but there's no history. And there's nothing I could do about that. But as you guys release early and often we'll soon have a lively newsgrouphood again.

The other glitch one might notice is a spike in the project graphs for today, November 21st. Due to timezone differences and a light desync in the databases during the move the counters for today will be a little higher than they should be. Again, nothing that should prevent anyone from having a good night's sleep and nothing that can be fixed one way or another.

The hardware in the west coast cluster is almost identical with the east coast cluster, with the exception that we now have one more download/image serving box. On another note the FTP services have been terminated. All downloads (themes mainly) are available through http only, via download.freshmeat.net.

Our IRC server linked to OFTC is not yet online again, negotiations for that have been started and will most likely result in a running server early next week.

That's all for now. If you catch any oddities in any of the site's functions drop me an email through the contact form. I'm going to catch up on sleep now.

Recent comments

13 Jan 2003 08:41 Avatar VOYAGER94

up and running
Thanks for such a great site !

23 Nov 2002 09:50 Avatar chillout

Good work guys

I was a little suprised when freashmeat was down last week and suddenly knew how much I use it to fetch software from the web.

Great work that all is alive again. And good luck on ironing out the last few problems

23 Nov 2002 00:34 Avatar scoop

Re: date/time

> How about a function to make the
> timezone user configurable? Rather
> trivial, but being on the east coast,
> it's easier to relate to EST or even GMT
> than PST


That's on my todo and will definitely get implemented some time soon.

23 Nov 2002 00:16 Avatar phantomlord

date/time
How about a function to make the timezone user configurable? Rather trivial, but being on the east coast, it's easier to relate to EST or even GMT than PST

22 Nov 2002 20:51 Avatar bconway

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I didn't get any email notification of updated projects in my subscribed listing. Is this something that still needs to be set up?

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