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Old 04-30-2005, 02:19 AM   #1
gchandler
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Angry configuring apt for Australian server


I use FC3 and I want to configure apt (using synaptic) to use and Australian update server. In particular,
http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/f...pdates/3/i386/

and also,

http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/f...s/Fedora/RPMS/

No matter what I try in writing an *.list file for /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ or in /etc/apt/sources.list, I keep getting error messages. I realise its because I just don't understand the syntax required, but can anyone tell me EXACTLY what I must enter to use this repository or another Australian repository for Fedora Core 3?

Many thanks for any help.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:10 AM   #2
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Those don't seem to be apt repositories to me. They will probably work with yum though.
 
Old 04-30-2005, 03:37 AM   #3
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How do I recognise an apt repository in contrast to a Yum repository?

Any Australian apt FC3 mirrors? (using overseas mirrors is always very slow)
 
Old 04-30-2005, 04:25 AM   #4
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Run "apt-get mirror-select", there could be some Australian mirrors listed there. Take a look at the apt repository at fedora.us, thats how an apt repositories directory structure looks like.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 10:48 PM   #5
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Many thanks.

Didn't know about the "apt-get mirror select" command. I will try that next time I'm on my Linux machine. Looking at the Fedora.us repository made clear to me how they configure apt to find the pkglist or whatever to say whats in the repository and where for apt. This was a mystery before.
 
Old 05-01-2005, 11:09 PM   #6
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G'day gchandler,

I'm in Brisbane, have just tried a Debian install on an old Pentium box I had sitting around.

I just used the tool called apt-setup (run as root) which does the hard work for you! Alternatively you can manually edit /etc/apt/sources.list as desired.

I had some trouble with the main Debian apt repository (ftp.au.debian.org) so tried a couple of others from apt-setup's suggested list. debian.ihug.com.au worked for me, other on the list include:

debian.ihug.com.au
mirror.aarnet.edu.au
mirror.datafast.net.au
mirror.pacific.net.au

Cheers
Francis
 
  


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