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Old 11-02-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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I noticed that the default mirror in 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.

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if you try to get a file from, 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

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Old 11-02-2011, 09:14 PM   #3
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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 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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