Should we bundle the MaxMind GeoIP db?

Tony Finch dot at
Thu May 31 10:52:42 UTC 2018

Timothe Litt <litt at> wrote:
> Rather than bundling the database, you might want to bundle a script to
> automate the update process... preferably one that you don't have to
> maintain.

I'm not a geoip user so feel free to ignore me. I think it makes sense to
integrate with the OS geoip package, and it makes sense to have a download
script for systems that don't provide one.

Either way, please don't commit the geoip database to git :-)

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