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Old 11-22-2012, 04:39 AM   #1
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slackware-security mailing list notifications but no updates?


Five hours ago I received three mails from the slackware-security mailing list -- one each for Seamonkey, Firefox and Thunderbird -- but no such packages were found (13.7 32-bit, last update and ugrade-all on 1 Nov 12):
Code:
root@CW9:~# slackpkg update
[snip]
		No changes in ChangeLog.txt between your last update and now.
		Do you really want to download all other files (y/N)? y
[snip]
root@CW9:~# slackpkg upgrade-all

Checking local integrity... DONE
Looking for packages to upgrade. Please wait... DONE

No packages match the pattern for upgrade. Try:
[snip]
root@CW9:~# ls -lrt /var/log/packages | tail -4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   66801 Oct 29 12:29 mozilla-firefox-16.0.2-i486-1_slack13.37
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   85625 Nov  1 10:10 mozilla-thunderbird-16.0.2-i486-1_slack13.37
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  239261 Nov  1 10:16 seamonkey-2.13.2-i486-1_slack13.37
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root    1851 Nov  1 10:17 seamonkey-solibs-2.13.2-i486-1_slack13.37
Puzzling.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 04:41 AM   #2
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What is your mirror?

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s.../ChangeLog.txt

Shows your updates.
 
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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Thanks wildwizard

ftp://mirrors.virginmedia.com
Code:
root@CW9:~# grep '^[^#]' /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
ftp://mirrors.virginmedia.com/sites/ftp.slackware.com/slackware-13.37/
ChangeLog.txt at ftp.osuosl.org lists the updates with a timestamp of Thu Nov 22 01:57:50 UTC 2012 which is now ~9 hours ago. Should have been long enough to replicate.

Any mirror recommendations? I'm in India but the Indian mirrors tried previously have been gruesomely slow.

Last edited by catkin; 11-22-2012 at 05:08 AM.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 05:20 AM   #4
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Does India have good speeds to Europe? Plenty of Slackware mirrors in that direction.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 05:50 AM   #5
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Yes. AFAIK the main Internet physical bandwidth goes somehow through Egypt to Europe and there is little capacity connecting India in other directions. This came to light a few years back when harbour dredging in Egypt damaged submarine cable(s?) and connections to hosts all over the world from India slowed down.
 
Old 11-22-2012, 05:55 AM   #6
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Any mirror recommendations? I'm in India but the Indian mirrors tried previously have been gruesomely slow.
ftp://elektroni.phys.tut.fi/slackware-13.37/
 
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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Thanks Petri Kaukasoina

That site had the expected updates and downloaded fast.

EDIT: as fast as the local connection allowed -- up to 114 KB/s -- so not a useful global test of the site.

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