Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 393221
we don't ship the city database
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:11:39 EDT
Description of problem:
Any particular reason? It appears to be under the same license as the country
database that we do ship.
Essentially because it wasn't part of the main tarball (the country database
always has been), it is fairly dynamic (and unless I release monthly updates
it's data is going to be obsolescent within weeks if not already the case) and
it adds around another 10-15mb to the package size (Maxmind have optimized their
databases recently so they're smaller than they used to - City was 26mb compressed!)
I remember a similar conversation about this with Matthias Saou and the result
was the fetch-geoip-* Perl hacks I cooked up to fetch and decompress them (both
updated Country/City db's). It WORKSFORME but might not suit all tastes, obviously.
I don't mind shipping a "starter" City database with a new release provided
low-bandwidth users don't put a bounty on my head. :-D (I know how they feel -
I'm in Australia, practically a broadband backwater..)
Would a devel branch release with this db as a feature suit as a "usability
case"? I suppose I can roll it back if there's a hue and cry..
Well, my use case for it isn't working out, but it might be something
interesting to try.
FWIW, the fetch-geoip-* script didn't work for the City database for me, because
I didn't have a preexisting one.
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