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Old 11-17-2004, 04:49 AM   #1
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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?
 
Old 11-17-2004, 01:20 PM   #2
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Well,

Here are some UNOFICIAL sources:

http://www.apt-get.org/main/
 
Old 11-17-2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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you should be able to run apt-setup and choose from them.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 02:03 AM   #4
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Thanks!

I'll check 'em out.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 08:26 AM   #5
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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!

Last edited by m_yates; 11-18-2004 at 08:30 AM.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 10:07 AM   #6
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Thanks!

Found a faster server now. Thanks, m_yates!
 
Old 11-18-2004, 01:58 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 11-18-2004, 03:29 PM   #8
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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....

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