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Old 12-06-2017, 02:55 AM   #1
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some mirrors not reachable for me today


just run slackpck update and hat to notice that a lot of mirrors are not working anymore
norway, dänemark, finland, sweden, austria
no idea why

is there way to the a online mirror list for slackpkg?
this try and error makes no fun
 
Old 12-06-2017, 03:18 AM   #2
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xmission is in the US but its very nice.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 07:52 AM   #3
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You could use my slack-mirror-speedtest.sh script. By default, it has the US servers in there, but just copy and paste servers from your region and run it. The script will output a sorted list of of mirrors based on their speed. If the mirror doesn't respond or the transfer speed is below 10kb/s, it is marked as a failure and displayed a the bottom of the other results.
 
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:08 PM   #4
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The list of mirrors in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors is both incomplete and not at all guaranteed to be up to date. I recently updated that list to some extent, but it was mainly to remove dead mirrors - I didn't even attempt to add new mirrors.

Probably a better option is to grab this: https://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/ and use it (after processing to select/deselect particular countries.

It's of course up to the users, but I'd like to know why more people aren't using an entry with the mirrors.slackware.com redirector in it, e.g.:
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# cat /etc/slackware/mirrors
https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-current/
 
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:40 PM   #5
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It's of course up to the users, but I'd like to know why more people aren't using an entry with the mirrors.slackware.com redirector in it, e.g.:
Code:
# cat /etc/slackware/mirrors
https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-current/
I use it most of the time, but sometimes I have to use another mirror when it selects an out of date mirror for me...
 
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:15 AM   #6
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It's of course up to the users, but I'd like to know why more people aren't using an entry with the mirrors.slackware.com redirector in it, e.g.:
Quite frequently, it would provide me a mirror that was slower than 1MB/s. That's ultimately why I found that script and modified it to work with Slackware. Now I can select mirrors who consistently give me fast speeds.

But I never knew that the mirror list for slackpkg was considered to be incomplete and outdated, so I'll probably modify the script to provide a link to the mirrorlist
 
Old 12-10-2017, 12:43 PM   #7
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The list of mirrors in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors is both incomplete and not at all guaranteed to be up to date. I recently updated that list to some extent, but it was mainly to remove dead mirrors - I didn't even attempt to add new mirrors.

Probably a better option is to grab this: https://mirrors.slackware.com/mirrorlist/ and use it (after processing to select/deselect particular countries.
thanks!

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It's of course up to the users, but I'd like to know why more people aren't using an entry with the mirrors.slackware.com redirector in it, e.g.:
Code:
# cat /etc/slackware/mirrors
https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware64-current/
I don't know about that, does this mean I shall take this as my source, and will be redirected automatically?
 
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thanks!


I don't know about that, does this mean I shall take this as my source, and will be redirected automatically?
Correct.

For everyone:

If you're getting redirected to a consistently slow mirror, let me know - I can turn its "priority" down.
If you're getting redirected to a mirror that is consistently out of date, let me know - I can (try to) reach out to the maintainer and either get it fixed or remove it from the redirection database. That said, note that some mirrors do not sync as often as others - the one that I'm redirected to from home seems to sync once a day, so it rarely has updates on the same day that they hit the tree.
 
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Old Yesterday, 06:26 AM   #9
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Can you say more about how that redirection mechanism works? Do you use a local instance of mirrorbrain compiled from this https://mirrors.slackware.com/mb-sources/ or some homemade solution?
 
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okay I just found that it says mirrorbrain here https://mirrors.slackware.com/slackw...ckware64-14.2/. I rarely access this site with browser.

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