[CLUG-chat] Debian and up to date mirrors

Edward van Kuik e at nitric.co.za
Wed Aug 29 12:26:22 SAST 2001


I've given up on the all the SA servers.
I use ftp://ftp.uk.debian.org/, which always works great.

e


Izak Burger wrote:

> Hello,
>
> ftp.leg is out of date?  I mirror from ftp.leg and I found them to be
> quite up to date.  I do have some trouble with the Packages.gz file in sid
> containing the wrong file sizes, but I'm sure the problem will clear up
> eventually.  If not, I'll have to mail the maintainer.  As far as I know,
> ftp.leg rsyncs with an upstream mirror on a daily basis.
>
> As far as ftp.sun goes, just forget about it.  ftp.sun has been out of
> date for so long I've stopped counting.  The machine is an old Sun Sparc
> three, that is too old too upgrade (lots of old scsi drives), and has
> insufficient diskspace.  Work is underway to replace it with a new machine
> and to triple the diskspace, but this has been going on for months now, so
> I cannot say when it will be done.  Apparently that will happen "Real Soon
> Now (TM)".
>
> regards,
> Izak
>
> On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Gary Greyling wrote:
>
> >
> > Is there an up to date mirror of the debian files anywhere in south
> > africa. So far i have checked and found the following to be out of date
> > and or linking the sid directory to woody
> >
> > ftp.is.co.za
> > ftp.leg.uct.ac.za
> > ftp.sun.ac.za
> >
> > I'm at a University so anything on the Adamastor network would be really
> > kewl.
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >
> >
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