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Sslaxx 11-17-2004 05:49 AM

List of official Debian repositories - where?
 
I'm not 100% satisfied with the speed of the Debian repository mirror I'm using (uk.debian.org), and I'm thinking about trying another UK mirror. However, I don't know the URLs for them, and nor do I know where to go looking for a list of them.

Any suggestions?

usulsuspct 11-17-2004 02:20 PM

Well,

Here are some UNOFICIAL sources:

http://www.apt-get.org/main/

emetib 11-17-2004 06:11 PM

you should be able to run apt-setup and choose from them.

Sslaxx 11-18-2004 03:03 AM

Thanks!
 
I'll check 'em out.

m_yates 11-18-2004 09:26 AM

You can use apt-spy to get the fastest servers in your area. Just do:
Code:

apt-get update
apt-get install apt-spy
apt-spy update
apt-spy -d unstable -s GB

Where "unstable" above is the version of Debian you want. You can also use "testing" or "stable". "GB" is the two letter country code. In my case, I use "US". That will search all servers in that country and check their speed. Afterwards, apt-spy will create a new sources.list file using the fastest server it finds.

Rather than restricting it to one country, you can also serch by geographical area:
Code:

apt-spy -d unstable -a Europe
So that it will search all servers in Europe.

It takes a long time to benchmark all the servers, but it does find the fastest one. In my case, it sped up my average download speed by 3 times by switching servers. You can get more information from "man apt-spy" or "apt-spy --help". Good Luck!

Sslaxx 11-18-2004 11:07 AM

Thanks!
 
Found a faster server now. Thanks, m_yates!

GrahamC 11-18-2004 02:58 PM

And if you want to be /really/ picky ...
 
... You could have a look at netselct-apt, which downloads a worldwide list of servers, pings them, picks out the fastest for you, and creates a sources.list in the current diectory.

utanja 11-18-2004 04:29 PM

Re: And if you want to be /really/ picky ...
 
Quote:

Originally posted by GrahamC
... You could have a look at netselct-apt, which downloads a worldwide list of servers, pings them, picks out the fastest for you, and creates a sources.list in the current diectory.
and where do i fine netselct-apt?

nevermind......it should have been netselect-apt....:rolleyes:


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