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Old 08-29-2012, 07:02 AM   #16
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cat /etc/slackpkg/mirrors|sed -r 's|.*//([^/]+)/.*|\1|'|grep -v ^\#|sort -u|xargs -I {} host {}|grep IPv6
Thanks. I need to familiarize myself with slackpkg. Been a long time since I used Slackware.
 
Old 08-30-2012, 03:56 AM   #17
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Well, it seems there was good reason to attach release candidate status to my previous pair of mirror lists!
Thanks phenixia, that was a very astutely spotted error! Well done!
Thank you very much zerouno for contributing the Italian mirror! Considering there were no Italian mirrors listed, Italian Slackers will be most grateful! As for ftp.osuosl.org, you are indeed correct that it's the official mirror. However, I spent a fair bit of time investigating this mirror, and through doing so I discovered that the exact location of the Slackware folder is in fact ftp.osuosl.org/.2/slackware/ (to which ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/ links). If you wish to verify that, just try entering it in a web browser.
Btw nickbeee, I'm afraid I haven't amended my list for noting IPv6 mirrors. I think that could become part of my plan (i.e. in a few months) to have a detailed mirrors page for the SlackDocs project. Thanks for the suggestion though!
Now, I found two mistakes of my own, in a manner of speaking, after submitting the release candidate lists to Pat:
1. For two of the Swedish mirrors, they weren't in alphabetical order.
2. I removed lug.mtu.org, as it hasn't been accessible for about a week now, and I used a rule that, if a mirror isn't ready for the release of Slackware 14.0, it won't be included. Incidentally, I was consistently disappointed that mirror.corbina.net/pub/Linux/slackware/ hasn't been updated since mid-July. Anyway, I broke my rule for lug.mtu.org and held out hope, as it seemed to be working a couple of days before I issued the release candidate lists, but now that it's over a week I have to let it go, as far as I'm concerned. At least it's a US mirror - there's certainly no shortage of them!
Also, after seeing zerouno make use of the host command (which I hadn't encountered before... yes, I'm quite a n00b), I decided to go through my lists again, using the host command to find and eliminate duplicate mirrors, and to replace alias mirrors with their actual mirrors.
Anyway, I've attached the final mirror lists to this post for everyone's perusal. If anyone finds and reports any more errors I'll be grateful, but I don't expect any changes to be included for the release of Slackware 14.0 - indeed, I submitted the lists to Pat last night to maximise the probability of their inclusion for Slackware 14.0. Don't let that detail hold you back from checking them though!
Thanks again to everyone that contributed to making the mirror lists as excellent as they are!

Cheers, and Happy Slacking!
Jordan

PS. There's an Easter Egg I somewhat inadvertently put in the list of each architecture, which I told Pat about when I emailed the lists to him last night. Anyone that spots it can consider themselves truly 1337 (even if they're running Slackware-current instead of 13.37). Just some extra incentive for fellow Slackers to check my lists!
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File Type: txt mirrors_x86_64.txt (24.8 KB, 13 views)
 
Old 08-30-2012, 04:18 AM   #18
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Hi! you guys have any mirror site to download the .iso image of Slackware64-13.37-iso? i saw it once but now i miss it.

Edit: Sorry, it's there listed in the mirror site you guys provided. Got it downloaded. Thank you.

Last edited by gabytf; 08-30-2012 at 04:29 AM.
 
Old 08-30-2012, 05:34 AM   #19
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Hi! you guys have any mirror site to download the .iso image of Slackware64-13.37-iso? i saw it once but now i miss it.
If you have a decent connection you use AlienBOB's x86_64 mini ISO (25Mb) and do a network install, pointing it to your mirror of choice. Alternatively if you want a more complete and self contained DVD, you could use lftp or wget to fetch the contents of the relevant Slackware version from your preferred ftp mirror and make your own .iso as explained in isolinux/README.TXT.

Here is how you could do it using the Norwegian mirror (ftp1.uninett.no) as an example. You will note that I omit the slackware64/kdei and source/ directories. I do this to keep the size of the final DVD down, speed up the download and conserve bandwidth. Adjust or remove this part as you see fit.

lftp:
Code:
lftp -c 'open ftp://ftp1.uninett.no/slackware/; mirror -enx "(^slackware64/kdei/|^source/)" slackware64-13.37'
wget:
Code:
wget -rcl0 -np -nH --cut-dirs=1 -X */*/slackware64/kdei,*/*/source ftp://ftp1.uninett.no/slackware/slackware64-13.37/
Note: The wget command could require more tweaking, as you may have to adjust the --cut-dirs and -X options if your mirror uses a different amount of subdirectories before reaching the parent slackware/ directory.

Once you have the files you can 'cd' into the slackware64-13.37/ sub-directory that was created and issue:

Code:
mkisofs -o ../slackware64-13.37-install-dvd.iso \
  -R -J -A "Slackware Install" \
  -hide-rr-moved \
  -v -d -N \
  -no-emul-boot -boot-load-size 4 -boot-info-table \
  -sort isolinux/iso.sort \
  -b isolinux/isolinux.bin \
  -c isolinux/isolinux.boot \
  -V "SlackDVD" .

Last edited by ruario; 08-30-2012 at 12:48 PM. Reason: changed the exclude from slackware to slackware64; removed comment about wget being faster; set unlimited depth for wget
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:20 AM   #20
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ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/

Does not seem to be in the latest mirrors file of slackpkg or the mirrors list on slackware.com. Its always up to date for me and very reliable.
 
Old 09-11-2012, 05:42 AM   #21
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ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/

Does not seem to be in the latest mirrors file of slackpkg or the mirrors list on slackware.com. Its always up to date for me and very reliable.
It is up to date because it is also the primary, authoritative public mirror. Anyway, I checked /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/ as well. The server 140.211.166.134 (what you call slackware.oregonstate.edu) is present, albeit under different names:

/etc/slackpkg/mirrors:
Code:
$ host slackware.oregonstate.edu
slackware.oregonstate.edu is an alias for ftp.osuosl.org.
ftp.osuosl.org has address 140.211.166.134
$ grep -E '(ftp|http)://ftp\.osuosl\.org' /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
# ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/.2/slackware/slackware64-14.0/
# http://ftp.osuosl.org/.2/slackware/slackware64-14.0/
# ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/.2/slackware/slackware64-current/
# http://ftp.osuosl.org/.2/slackware/slackware64-current/
mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/:
Code:
$ host slackware.oregonstate.edu
slackware.oregonstate.edu is an alias for ftp.osuosl.org.
ftp.osuosl.org has address 140.211.166.134
$ host ftp.slackware.com
ftp.slackware.com has address 140.211.166.134
$ wget -qO- http://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/ | grep -E '(ftp|http|rsync)://ftp\.slackware\.com'
<a href=http://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/>http://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;(us)<br /> 
<a href=ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/>ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;(us)<br /> 
<a href=rsync://ftp.slackware.com/slackware/>rsync://ftp.slackware.com/slackware/</a> &nbsp;&nbsp;(us)<br />
P.S. Most people should probably use the MirrorBrain setup, mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/ to ensure they get a fast connection, no matter which country they connect from.

Last edited by ruario; 09-11-2012 at 05:55 AM. Reason: removed my hostname from example commands; improved grep; added MirrorBrain comment
 
Old 09-11-2012, 07:01 AM   #22
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Aww okay thanks
 
Old 09-13-2012, 07:44 PM   #23
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If someone can get the information in numbers 1, 2, and 3 here: http://mirrors.slackware.com/guidelines/ then I will be more than happy to add all of these mirrors to the mirrorbrain database. Note that rsync access from the mirror machine is not optional - it is required.
 
Old 09-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #24
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If someone can get the information in numbers 1, 2, and 3 here: http://mirrors.slackware.com/guidelines/ then I will be more than happy to add all of these mirrors to the mirrorbrain database. Note that rsync access from the mirror machine is not optional - it is required.
Ooh, ooh, pick me! Pick me!
So, in all my devotion, I've been occasionally checking up on select mirrors in my list that have had... "unreliable histories", shall we say, in the lead up to the release of Slackware 14.0. I've noticed a couple of mirrors have resumed their inconsistencies, while others have recovered (notably, lug.mtu.edu has recovered after having a donation fund for their server). As I have two weeks of holidays as of tomorrow, I'm considering starting my extensive analysis of the existing mirrors, and any others I can find, for inclusion in SlackDocs. I'll be including information such as IP addresses, known aliases, and... all known protocols! Working at a steady pace, I should have all that info by the end of September. Of course, if anyone else wishes to find the mirrors that have rsync available, they are most welcome to do so.
 
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