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Old 07-08-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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New Slack 64 current mirror.


Hey All,

Ive been a slackware user since slack 7.1 and im looking forward to slack 64 so much!!

So ive started a slackware 64 current mirror.

This is a UK 100MB/s Server located in london.

http://www.dumpserver.co.uk/slack/

Im hoping to get the ISO files online as soon as they are available.

Cheers
Dump_Weed!

Last edited by Dump_Weed; 07-08-2009 at 07:24 AM. Reason: slack 7.1 not 8.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 07:54 AM   #2
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Try using Alien Bob's script to mirror and make the iso's. I would give you a link, but it seems slackware.com is still down.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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Alien Bob has promoted his mirror in this thread.

There are never any official ISO images of -current from Slackware.
When a new version is released, then there will be official ISOs,
but until then, there are only unofficial ones.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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Hi,

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Try using Alien Bob's script to mirror and make the iso's. I would give you a link, but it seems slackware.com is still down.
'Alien_Bob's-script -mirror-slackware-current.sh' UK backup of script.

The above link and others available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just Slackware® links!

Last edited by onebuck; 07-08-2009 at 02:12 PM. Reason: correction
 
Old 07-08-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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The intention was to mirror current until the official release, then mirror the official release + ISO's. However if there is a damand for the Pre release ISO's ill have a go at getting that setup )

Thank you for you feedback.
cheers
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:40 PM   #6
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Hi,

I would promote the use of Alien_Bob's script 'mirror-slackware-current.sh-UK' to download the Slackware64 -current. That way the user can select the medium cd/dvd for the iso. The script does do a md5sum for the download.

Last edited by onebuck; 07-08-2009 at 12:44 PM. Reason: correct link to reflect UK
 
Old 07-08-2009, 02:04 PM   #7
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Hi,

I would promote the use of Alien_Bob's script 'mirror-slackware-current.sh-UK' to download the Slackware64 -current. That way the user can select the medium cd/dvd for the iso. The script does do a md5sum for the download.
Agreed 110%...............script works flawlessly. In fact, after I used it the first time, I went to his BLOG and donated some $$$ via PayPal for all he has done, not just for the script but his support and packages.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 03:31 PM   #8
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Thumbs up Sorted :)

Thank you for the feedback.

Now mirrored is both the repo and the CD iso's have been created.

Cheers
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:50 PM   #9
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The problem with ISO images for slackware-current is that they will be outdated the moment there is an update. For that reason, most people prefer to just download packages and/or sources (basically keeping a local mirror of a Slackware tree) and create an ISO image on their local machine whenever they need it. That saves a lot of download bandwidth.

Eric
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:03 PM   #10
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Totally agree with you, personally i would download disk1, install a very basic system.

once i have a basic system i would install slapt-get / another package manager and do a update, then install any application i wanted.

This is how i have ran linux for years, never have i downloaded a DVD image as i dont see the point.

Each to there own and all that.

Thank you for the script Alien_Bob, very nice!
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:04 PM   #11
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it seems slackware.com is still down.
google cache
 
Old 07-08-2009, 05:09 PM   #12
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Hi,

We all should try not to use the server at 'Slackware.com' for now. Alien_Bob stated that their still doing work on the site. Patience!

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