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{Solved} Great Distro! Pity there's no Australian Mirror.

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{Solved} Great Distro! Pity there's no Australian Mirror.

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Post by old_croc » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:28 pm

MX-Linux 18 is a great distro. Fast, lean, and easy to install. Plus it's Debian-based,which I reckon is a real plus.

But what about an Australian mirror? Australia, pop.24.7 million, has a thriving Linux community. It's no surprise that most popular Linux distributions like Debian, Ubuntu, Linuxmint etc. have several fast, dependable mirrors around the Country. The closest MX-linux mirror, in contrast, is in New Zealand, 2000km away across the Tasman Sea,and it's painfully slow from here.

Does anyone know whether any moves are afoot to address this?
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Re: Great Distro! Pity there's no Australian Mirror.

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Post by Stevo » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:37 pm

It sure seems like an oversight to leave out an entire continent! Let's see what can be done.

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Re: Great Distro! Pity there's no Australian Mirror.

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Post by fehlix » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:38 pm

old_croc wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:28 pm
But what about an Australian mirror?
Have you tried MX Repo Manager, which should show you to select one of those:

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Australia, Launceston - http://mirror.launtel.net.au/repo/mx
Australia, Melbourne - http://mx.mirror.ausnetservers.net.au/packages
Australia, Sydney - http://mirror.datamossa.io/mxlinux
Might be you need to update the MX-repo package first.
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EDIT: In case you referring with "mirror" to ISO-download mirror have a look here:

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https://mxlinux.org/wiki/system/iso-download-mirrors
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Post by kmathern » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Like felix said, there's at least three Australian MX mirrors:

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Re: Great Distro! Pity there's no Australian Mirror.

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Post by old_croc » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:05 pm

Have you tried MX Repo Manager, which should show you to select one of those:

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Australia, Launceston - http://mirror.launtel.net.au/repo/mx
Australia, Melbourne - http://mx.mirror.ausnetservers.net.au/packages
Australia, Sydney - http://mirror.datamossa.io/mxlinux
Thanks Fehlix!

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