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Old 04-14-2012, 07:10 PM   #31
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mirrorservice.org is nothing to do with Slackware

ftp.slackware.com.is provided by the Oregon State University and is working just fine.
I know the mirrorservice.org has nothing to do with slackware but it's the mirror I always use and it's funny that

http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/ftp.slackware.com/ works fine
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f...kware.com/pub/ works fine
http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f...pub/slackware/ doesn't work - That's where I usually take my packages from
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #32
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I know the mirrorservice.org has nothing to do with slackware but it's the mirror I always use and it's funny that
It's not a mirror it's just linking you to a real mirror and hiding that from you.

They probably can't handle the symlinks on the ftp server any more and that is probably the reason they don't work anymore.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #33
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That's from a cached slackware.com website (some old entry):

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Oh, in case our web server that's rather short of RAM goes down, try this link: http://connie.slackware.com

connie.slackware.com:

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Your lamp is getting dim, and our server is getting eaten by a grue
LOL
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #34
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It's not a mirror it's just linking you to a real mirror and hiding that from you.

They probably can't handle the symlinks on the ftp server any more and that is probably the reason they don't work anymore.
Thanks. Actually, when I think of it now, it makes sense.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #35
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Slackness IS! Slackness LIVES, Slackness WAITS FOR YOU and YEAH! send $20!!
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:46 PM   #36
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Old hardware, lack of funds...

Eric
Sh*t man, I'm sad now. I don't have a lot of disposable income... or any income at the moment, actually, but I'll sell something on eBay and send a few bucks to Pat V. Please don't let Slack die.

~Eric aka Nocturnal Slacker
 
Old 04-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #37
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Yeah I'm having a panic attack right now. Just say what's needed and set a goal so we can achieve it.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:03 PM   #38
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I donated $20 just now. Wish I could afford more.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #39
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I donated $20 just now. Wish I could afford more.
It's not about how much each of us can contribute. If all slackers in the world donated even $1 each, Pat will be able to buy out Microsoft


I think I'm going to donate on the store website as well. It'd probably be impractical to set up any other one-off donation method. It'd be really nice if all the slackers who can afford donating any money did it and then Pat shared what server (or holiday package) he bought. LOL
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #40
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Please read and pass on this link:

https://noctslackv1.wordpress.com/20...eds-your-help/

Thanks,

~Eric
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #41
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I wrote a few words on my blog as well [edit: which was a mistake and now removed it]

edit: and donated on the slackware store website.

Last edited by sycamorex; 04-17-2012 at 05:39 AM.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:51 PM   #42
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I wrote a few words on my blog as well.
Just read it. Excellent! Thanks!
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:53 PM   #43
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Only problem with the donation is that it's through Paypal, which is even more evil incarnate that M$.

I've been thinking of buying more shirts and such for a while, though, so this is a good excuse--gotta wait until I get paid on Wednesday, though.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:55 PM   #44
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Donation done. Thanks for the heads-up.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #45
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Are we sure this is really a money issue and not a "site lapse while admin is away" type problem?

Can anyone confirm they have first hand knowledge from PV that this is a $ issue?
 
  


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