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Old 03-07-2005, 04:56 PM   #1
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Hi,
I have an 8MBit/s internet connection and wen using pacman i only get around 25KBit/s is there any way to get pacman to test for the fastest mirror?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:02 PM   #2
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What pacman are you talking about? I assume its a version of the famous arcade game. If you can get bittorrent setup correctly and it is offered via this method then you will be able to download it at speeds that, I assure you, will make your nose bleed.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:23 PM   #3
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pacman is the package management system for Archlinux snecklifter

Try a different mirror or a different time. Mirrors are like that...clogged and busy at time, free and open at others. I don't know of a way to test a connection though...
 
Old 03-08-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
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pacman is the package management system for Archlinux snecklifter

Cheers caladbolg,

Thats a good name.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:17 AM   #5
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Instal netselect and then run sortmirrors.pl and it will do what you want...
Code:
# A quick n' dirty perl script to re-prioritize the mirror lists in /etc/pacman.conf.
# It requires the "netselect" program, you can find it in Extra.
#
# If you have repositories listed in /etc/pacman.conf, run this:
# 
#   sortmirrors.pl </etc/pacman.conf >pacman.conf.new
#   mv pacman.conf.new /etc/pacman.conf
#
# If you have repositories defined in /etc/pacman.d/, run this:
#
#   for i in /etc/pacman.d/*; do
#     sortmirrors.pl <$i >$i.new
#     mv $i.new $i
#   done
 
  


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