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vharishankar 11-02-2011 11:02 AM

SlackBuilds.org and sbopkg suggestion
 
I noticed that the default mirror in sourceforge.net is really slow for downloading source tar.gz. I would suggest that the .info file use a different mirror instead of the main server for packages which rely on downloading the source from sourceforge.

Of course, it can be manually changed for each SlackBuild but I thought it might be better for package maintainers not to use the main download server.

ponce 11-02-2011 12:17 PM

if you try to get a file from downloads.sourceforge.net, you will be automatically redirected to the nearest download mirror: what you're reporting is probably related with *your* default sourceforge download mirror, you can try to change it

http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/sou...e/wiki/Mirrors

vharishankar 11-02-2011 09:14 PM

Oh in the web interface you can override this, but sbopkg starts downloading automatically, as you know. That was my point. Maybe the sbopkg script could be changed to detect sourceforge.net URLs and automatically add a "?use_mirror=..." from a configuration setting. This would be helpful as having to edit each of the .info files takes time.


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