LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Slackware (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/)
-   -   Slackware.com solutions for users. (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/slackware-com-solutions-for-users-943088/)

onebuck 05-03-2012 07:41 AM

Slackware.com solutions for users.
 
Hi,

Loads of members new & old are worried about the 'Slackware.com' server being down all the time. See: www.slackware.com Website Down?
Until 'PV' decides on what is to be done there are alternatives for Slackers.
Quote:

SlackwareŽ Mirrors:
Official List of Mirrors
AlphaGeek's Unofficial Mirror List <<<<<<< Great
LinuxQuestions.org > ISOs > SlackwareŽ
elektroni <-FTP
Oregon State <- FTP/HTTP + Open Source Lab + Hosting Policy + bandwidth of over 1 gigabit per second
AlienBase <- Alien_Bob's mirror + 'via http' + rsync://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/ + 'The physical server is on a gigabit Internet connection, so I guess I can offer a speedy mirror service! In fact, the mirrors are already complete. With a re-sync of several times a day, I hope to offer an up to date service.' Read the intro + Alien has always been unselfish when it comes to Slackware :)
The Linux Mirror Project <- Categories: Distributions, kernel & Applications
Personally I use http://slackware.oregonstate.edu/, slackware64-13.37/ for ChangeLog.txt & patches/

AlphaGeek's Unofficial Mirror List & AlienBase are two very reliable resources. Plus AlienBase can provide those historical versions like slackware-1.01/ for users with nothing else to do. :)

So guys & gals let us use the alternative resources for our Slackware needs instead of complaining about something we can not control.

If and when PV makes the necessary changes to provide a reliable server for 'slackware.com' the resources are there that will allow you to download ISO or patches and even to check the 'changelog'. 'slackware.com' was without a web site for a long time and now that the server hardware is getting long in the tooth, we should not worry or speculate.

Just my :twocents:!

TobiSGD 05-03-2012 07:45 AM

Sticky, at least as long as this is not fixed somehow.

sycamorex 05-03-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4669369)
Sticky, at least as long as this is not fixed somehow.

Good idea. Otherwise, the issue will keep recurring in new posts. Mind you, I think we've already discussed a general problem consisting in the fact that people who SHOULD read sticky threads, don't usually do it.

TobiSGD 05-03-2012 10:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sycamorex (Post 4669433)
Mind you, I think we've already discussed a general problem consisting in the fact that people who SHOULD read sticky threads, don't usually do it.

Right, but it is easier to point them to a sticky thread instead of searching for this thread first or explain it over and over again.

onebuck 05-03-2012 10:16 AM

Member response
 
Hi,

I placed a post in So you want to be a Slacker! What do I do next? post#286

That way members subscribed to that thread will get a heads up.

sycamorex 05-03-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TobiSGD (Post 4669498)
Right, but it is easier to point them to a sticky thread instead of searching for this thread first or explain it over and over again.

Absolutely. No question about that.

SCerovec 05-04-2012 02:11 AM

or just add it to a signature?

onebuck 05-04-2012 10:06 AM

Member response
 
Hi,

I have been working on 'SlackwareŽ Unofficial Announcement Repository' for a while. Just now getting back to that wiki page.

General information 'SlackwareŽ Unofficial Announcement Repository' provides a notice and Slackware -current status;

Quote:

[Development (-current)]

Still under construction.

Any feedback is welcome!

SCerovec 05-05-2012 04:15 AM

Nice work onebuck, surely easier to follow from a cellphone than Current.txt?

onebuck 05-06-2012 04:41 PM

Member response
 
Hi,

From the man;
Slackware is alive and kicking: Volkerding

k3lt01 05-06-2012 05:59 PM

Congratulations OneBuck on this initiative. It is good to see someone with some knowledge taking positive steps to help the wider Slackware community in LQ by creating this thread and stickying it.

vectrum 05-07-2012 05:23 AM

God is Great.

Thank you very much for what you have done by posting the links to download. I've been using 13.0 for a good number of years but now I need to reinstall it as it's been crushed so I thought to install latest version but discovered that the site was down and no dvd iso was there but got your posted links and now the download is underway and I must say all have just been possible by virtue of your excellent job :)).

I was very depressed by the thought that the time had come to bid slack goodbye and install another distro.

God is Great.

Using Slackeware == Living dangerously.

ruario 05-07-2012 10:12 AM

I mentioned this in the other thread but I'll repeat it here as it seems more appropriate. In addition to the links onebuck posted, slackpkg already has a full list of mirrors for many countries in its config files.

New users, who don't yet have Slackware/Slackpkg installed, can extract the list from the package as follows:

Code:

wget -qO- http://www.slackpkg.org/stable/slackpkg-2.82.0-noarch-2.tgz | tar -xzOf- usr/doc/slackpkg-2.82.0/mirrors-x86.sample

onebuck 05-08-2012 12:13 PM

Member response
 
Hi,

A good link posted by ruario in another thread: April 2012 DistroWatch.com donation: Slackware Linux

tallship 05-09-2012 02:19 AM

Many of us simply maintain our own mirrors using or adapting the scripts from HERE or HERE. The latter is really a good script for rolling your own custom script while the former is great for mirroring and creating CDs/DVDs by simply tuning the script via a config file (Pretty kewl eh?) to produce mirrors or ISOs for your particular needs. Eric explains the usage of his script HERE.

In my Cloud/VPS hosting services, my clients always have access to spin up their servers from the latest -current versions of Slackware and Slackware64 too. I find that there are simply too many people that install the latest 'stable' version, only to immediately turn right around and slackpkg themselves into -current, so I like to make it easy by accommodating them from the start.

Oh, and I would be remiss in my evangelism if I didn't post this link HERE :)

Enjoy!

.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:35 PM.