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Old 06-28-2020, 10:47 PM   #1
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Comment regarding mirror websites.


Recently, when I went through the process of updating Slackware 14.2, I started out by using the Utah mirror. I quickly discovered that doing so was a mistake, because the Utah mirror, as of this posting, is not updated and/or properly maintained (I kept getting a lot of checksum error messages from it). On the other hand, however, the Indiana mirror, which I tried next, seems to be much better at that (no checksum error messages as of yet).

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Old 06-29-2020, 12:01 AM   #2
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I use xmission.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 02:07 PM   #3
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I swear by ftp.oregonstate.edu.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 02:19 PM   #4
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Knowing Utah's mirror has historically always been a good one, I switched slackpkg from my local mirror (which is rsynced from xmission's) to Utah's mirror, ran the following and selected mozilla-thunderbird and it did everything and upgraded Thunderbird without issue.

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slackpkg update gpg
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
Did you run slackpkg update gpg when you switched to Utah's mirror?
 
Old 06-30-2020, 12:20 AM   #5
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Knowing Utah's mirror has historically always been a good one, I switched slackpkg from my local mirror (which is rsynced from xmission's) to Utah's mirror, ran the following and selected mozilla-thunderbird and it did everything and upgraded Thunderbird without issue.

Code:
slackpkg update gpg
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
Did you run slackpkg update gpg when you switched to Utah's mirror?
Yes (actually, I started out with Utah's mirror), then switched over to Indiana's mirror after getting all those checksum error messages.

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Old 06-30-2020, 12:30 AM   #6
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Let me also clarify something at this point. I am NOT making any complaints about the mirrors, nor an I asking any questions about any of them, I was simply making an observation based on my experience.
 
Old 06-30-2020, 12:33 AM   #7
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I swear by ftp.oregonstate.edu.
Just be sure that you don't swear AT it .
 
Old 06-30-2020, 05:30 AM   #8
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The best mirror to use is: https://slackware.uk/.

Not that I am biassed or anything!
 
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:16 AM   #9
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The best mirror to use is: https://slackware.uk/.

Not that I am biassed or anything!
In confirm. Thanks Darren!

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