Australian repository gone AWOL?

Daniel Moore danomoore at
Fri Jul 27 05:47:25 BST 2007

I was also hit by this on Wednesday night.  I had some friends over
and on the projector in front of everyone, I went to install some
multiplayer games from the repository only to be greeted with error
messages.  I try to evangelize whenever I can, however this didn't
bode too well for my cause!

Alas, I was able to save myself by quickly switching the mirrors and
downloading what I needed.

On 7/27/07, Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2007 13:43:04 +0930
> Kim Hawtin <kim.hawtin at> wrote:
> > How about the UWA mirror?
> >
> >
> > Its on AARNET and its fast.
> > It seems to be updated regularly also.
> This used to be the au mirror - apparently uwa couldn't handle the size of
> the archive, or the load ( I forget which).
> Hence the change to Optus.
> My impression, to be frank, is that Optus don't really care about it.
> Before they were the "official" au Ubuntu mirror, at one stage they failed
> to update for several months. When I pointed this out at the time, I was
> told that * I *  should address the problem upstream - they claimed it
> wasn't their fault.
> Notice that I am an optusnet customer, yet the onus was placed on me to
> correct the issue - interesting approach ;-)
> I have just now ( somewhat churlishly I suppose) sent them a link to an
> article about "best practice" with regard to failover and
> backup server solutions ;-)
> Peter
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