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A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#31 Postby dolphin_oracle » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:24 am

GuiGuy wrote:Thanks for the replies, gentlemen.

I find this very confusing, and just wish everybody would stop using the word "stable" in connection
with Debian repositories.



well, that is ONE of the ways debian defines they repo. "stable" is always "stable". so if you were running debian proper and had "stable" instead of wheezy in your source definitions, this morning you probably updated to jessie-based stuff.

In this age of "rolling" distributions like arch, et. al., if easy to forget that debian is/can be a rolling distribution...it just rolls really really slowly (at least on the stable side).

from debian.org:

Upgrading Debian
Upgrades to Debian 8 from the previous release, Debian 7 (codenamed Wheezy), are automatically handled by the apt-get package management tool for most configurations. As always, Debian systems may be upgraded painlessly, in place, without any forced downtime, but it is strongly recommended to read the release notes as well as the installation guide for possible issues, and for detailed instructions on installing and upgrading. The release notes will be further improved and translated to additional languages in the weeks after the release.
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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#32 Postby GuiGuy » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:33 am

I do understand all that, but for our repos can we not use the codename instead of "stable"?

Edit: Sorry if I am incorrect in thinking that antix.daveserver is "ours" - I suppose that is cheeky!

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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#33 Postby ko » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:59 am

Thanks for the speedy European Mirror. Things (reloads and downloads) occur pretty fast now.....;-)
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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#34 Postby Stevo » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:27 pm

Will this page be updated? http://main.mepis-deb.org/

And is the choice of which server to use basically an Eastern/Western Hemisphere sort of thing, or should the Pacific Rim nations use the US server?

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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#35 Postby lucky9 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:35 pm

What's the name of the debian package that will test repository speeds and pick the fastest?
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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#36 Postby kmathern » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:40 pm

lucky9 wrote:What's the name of the debian package that will test repository speeds and pick the fastest?
You might be thinking of apt-spy

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$ apt-cache show apt-spy
Package: apt-spy
Version: 3.2.2-1
Installed-Size: 101
Maintainer: Stefano Canepa <sc@linux.it>
Architecture: i386
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3), libcurl3 (>= 7.16.2)
Description-en: writes a sources.list file based on bandwidth tests
 Parses the list of mirrors downloaded from ftp.debian.org and then based on
 the region specified by the user each of testes mirrors for bandwidth, at the
 end it writes /etc/apt/sources.list.d/apt-spy.list using the best mirror it
 found out.

But I think it only finds the best Debian mirror to use, not mirrors of other repos.

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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#37 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:02 pm

Will this page be updated? http://main.mepis-deb.org/
I have no access to that, but I believe Tim does though, since the current revision came from him within the last 6 months IIRC.
And is the choice of which server to use basically an Eastern/Western Hemisphere sort of thing, or should the Pacific Rim nations use the US server?
That was why I proposed at the beginning of this thread the idea of a "Servers" button on MX Tools, so users could easily switch to the better one--something that might vary from day to day for some locations.
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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#38 Postby timkb4cq » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:03 pm

Stevo wrote:Will this page be updated? http://main.mepis-deb.org/

Yes
Stevo wrote:And is the choice of which server to use basically an Eastern/Western Hemisphere sort of thing, or should the Pacific Rim nations use the US server?

That's kind of hard to tell. Theoretically the U.S server should be faster to the Pacific Rim - but those circuits can also be more congested. People outside Europe, North America, Western Asia and Northern Africa will just have to try each & see.
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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#39 Postby anticapitalista » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:05 am

*bump*

Is the nl mirror up to date for MX and antiX?
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Re: A European mirror for MX-14 / MEPIS 12 repositories

#40 Postby timkb4cq » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:29 pm

Yes, indeed. It runs an automatic update at 4 minutes after each hour, and I check the logs every day that I update anything to make sure I have no download errors.
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