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Old 10-29-2003, 05:35 PM   #1
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apt mirror preference


good evening all. i have my apt set up with both ftp.us.debian.org and a local (faster) mirror. problem is, apt nearly always ignores the faster mirror and just downloads from debian.org. i can get it to work by commenting those out of my sources.list, but i'd still like to keep them there as a backup in case something isn't synched yet at the time i happen to update. is there any (simple, he added hopefully) way to tell apt to try the local mirror first, and only go to debian.org if it fails?
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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if it actually fails, it should try the next mirror ... if it's just slow, it won't
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:24 PM   #3
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right, i know, that's why i want to make the first one it tries the local mirror instead of the national. any ideas how to do that? is it just matter of switching the order of the lines in sources.list? or is there a fancier way to do it?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 02:45 PM   #4
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The ordering of sources.list is meaningfull.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:15 AM   #5
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Yeah I think it searches the mirrors in order of appearance in sources.list.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:01 PM   #6
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Re: apt mirror preference

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good evening all. i have my apt set up with both ftp.us.debian.org and a local (faster) mirror. problem is, apt nearly always ignores the faster mirror and just downloads from debian.org. i can get it to work by commenting those out of my sources.list, but i'd still like to keep them there as a backup in case something isn't synched yet at the time i happen to update. is there any (simple, he added hopefully) way to tell apt to try the local mirror first, and only go to debian.org if it fails?
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