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Old 12-20-2007, 02:47 AM   #1
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valid mirrors


hi....can anyone give me some valid mirrors which I can add into /etc/apt/sources.list file, so that I can download stuff and for security updates.

thank u

john
 
Old 12-20-2007, 08:22 AM   #2
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for what distribution ? Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Xandros ?

you could use the program netselect-apt (see section 2.3) to check for decent mirrors near you and automatically update your sources.list..
 
Old 12-21-2007, 12:53 AM   #3
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its debian....i cant able 2 use netselect-apt because i havent entered any mirrors yet in the file...thank u
 
Old 12-21-2007, 01:03 AM   #4
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netselect-apt will make the entries for you. you don't need anything in there for it to work. netselect-apt will create a NEW sources.list file for you.

if netselect-apt isn't installed on your system, install it from the CD you used to install Debian..

Code:
#   NAME
      netselect-apt - create sources.list for the fastest Debian mirrors

# SYNOPSIS
      netselect-apt [ OPTIONS ] [ stable | testing | unstable | experimental | woody | sarge | etch | sid ]

# DESCRIPTION
          netselect-apt automatically creates a sources.list file for using with apt 
       for the specified distribution by downloading the list of Debian mirrors using wget and 
       choosing the fastest servers (both US and non-US) using netselect . The output file is 
       written to OUTFILE .
            If there is a file called mirrors_full in the current directory which lists the Debian 
       mirrors, netselect-apt uses that rather than downloading another copy.

# OPTIONS
      stable | testing | unstable | experimental | woody | sarge | etch | sid
          Specify which distribution of Debian to use.  By default stable is used.

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