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nonshatter 03-07-2011 04:42 AM

sources.list - Way to determine US or UK
Hi there,

I have created a custom debian netinst USB stick. It has the default UK repositories in the sources list, but people in the US also need to use the stick from time-to-time.

Would it be a bad idea to mix US and UK repositories in the sources.list? Would Debian be clever enough to pick up the best repo depending on where the user is using the OS from? Or would I need to be a bit clever and create some sort of script to deal with this. (I am avoiding non-free/experimental software).

Many thanks,

jim_p 03-07-2011 05:03 AM

The actual location of the repo is not important for your updates. I have mine set to some Germany mirror but I am in Greece and I never had a problem all these years.

redgoblin 03-07-2011 05:29 AM

I believe that the Debian mirrors now have a Geo Location system based on IP address.

There's a an announcement here.

Hope that helps.

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