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Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

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Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#1 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Jan 15, 2016 9:55 pm

synaptic for both my 32 & 64 bit M12 VMs ahve been choking lately - Failed to fetch...

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Failed to fetch http://mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com/packages/mepis/dists/mepis-12.0/main/binary-i386/Packages  404  Not Found
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#2 Post by timkb4cq » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:10 pm

The main MEPIS repo, ftp.mepis.com is down and so is mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com
ftp.mirrorservices.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org is still up, but who knows for how long.

So I slurped it, and now have a miror of the M11 & M12 repositories at

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it.mxrepo.com/mepis mepis-11.0 main
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it.mxrepo.com/mepis mepis-12.0 main
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#3 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:28 pm

bad-to-the-bone :worship:
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#4 Post by uncle mark » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:34 pm

timkb4cq wrote:So I slurped it, and now have a miror of the M11 & M12 repositories at

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nl.mxrepo.com/mepis mepis-11.0 main
Thanks Tim. Working in M11. (Or at least it isn't throwing up errors now.)

Without delving into it, I can't imagine either of Warren's repos has had any updates in forever, have they. Still, it's nice to have them available, just for backup if nothing else.
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#5 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:03 am

You're right, it's been over 2 years since there have been any updates to Warren's MEPIS repos.

I don't expect much to be downloaded from this mirror - it would mainly be the odd library that needs to be pulled in when installing some other package because of versioned dependencies.

But from the server stats there are still hundreds of people using Mepis 11, as well as a handful using Mepis 8.5 & Mepis 8 and 2 or 3 still using Mepis 7!

Heck, I've got M11 running on one machine at work that I won't update until absolutely necessary because the kludge I wrote to automate a very tedious but infrequent manual process only works with particular versions of some packages and I don't have the time available at work to do any maintenance on it.
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#6 Post by mmikeinsantarosa » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:29 am

My m12's are all better now. Thanks Tim!
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#7 Post by timkb4cq » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:11 am

Looks like I was just in time - ftp://ftp.mirrorservices.org/sites/ is now down as well.
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#8 Post by lucky9 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:50 pm

Probably an On-Line Death Knell?
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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#9 Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:38 pm

MEPIS 11 had a backported Qt 4 and KDE, so if we ever need to get the -dev packages for those, we need that repo. I'm just doing the new SMPlayer 16.1.0 for M11 that'll need the libqt4-dev from there, for example (though it was saved in my package cache).

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Re: Synaptic errors for MEPIS 12

#10 Post by kmathern » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:48 am

timkb4cq wrote:The main MEPIS repo, ftp.mepis.com is down and so is mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com
ftp.mirrorservices.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org is still up, but who knows for how long.

So I slurped it, and now have a miror of the M11 & M12 repositories at ...
timkb4cq wrote:...But from the server stats there are still hundreds of people using Mepis 11, as well as a handful using Mepis 8.5 & Mepis 8 and 2 or 3 still using Mepis 7!...
I also found the http mirrorservice.org mirror still to be up: http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp. ... pis/dists/ if you want to also "slurp" up the M7.0, M8.0 & M8.5 repos.

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deb http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-12.0 main
deb http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-11.0 main
deb http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-8.5 main
deb http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-8.0 main
deb http://ftp.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.mepis.org/mepis/ mepis-7.0 main

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