<https://packagist-mirror.wmcloud.org/> is exactly what it sounds like,
a mirror of the metadata on packagist.org
. It's very simple, just a
systemd timer and some Apache config. Since setting it up 2 or 3 years
ago I've barely had to touch it. And based on access logs, some people
are actually using it (though we never switched CI over to it, as the
idea/goal once was).
But after being reminded about it by the current Cloud VPS cleanup, I'm
not interested in running this anymore. packagist.org
is actually open
source (*looks at npmjs.com
in sadness*) and hasn't had any reliability
issues recently AFAIR. There's also a bit of work to do, the VM needs to
be upgraded from stretch, and it should be switched over to the new
composer/mirror script from upstream.
So if someone would like to take it over, comment on
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T296968> and I'm happy to add you and
explain how it works. Otherwise please consider this notice that I
intend to shut it down at the end of the year.