Repository Mirrors - how often are they updated

Dave Hall ubuntu at
Tue Jun 5 23:32:12 BST 2007

On Tue, 2007-06-05 at 14:10 +0000, Gavin wrote:
> I've been an Ubuntu user for a little while now and enjoy a little tinkering
> and tweaking as my experience and competence with it grows. A few months ago I
> changed my repos to iinet's ftp mirror and thought that I was onto a good thing
> - being an ozemail/iinet customer it wouldn't count toward my quotas.   
> However, I've found that updates were less frequent, and often failed to
> download on first or second attempts. Lately, it seems worse - no updates fromm
> the iinet mirror for several weeks.  If I change the repos back to the official
> au mirror, or add other mirrors, within a few minutes there is a backlog of
> updates waiting -- if I change straight back to iinet, the 'updates available'
> icon soon disappears. 
> I suspect that iinet may not be updating its mirror very frequently, or having
> some other problems. Apt and Synaptic work fine and normal package downloads are
> usually very fast, so the iinet repo works, but I don't seem to be getting any
> updates from there.
> Any iinet Ubuntu users having similar problems? Other mirrors?

No idea about iinet/ozemail, but internode update theirs at about 2am
(ACST) every morning.  If I was you, I would contact iinet tech support
and ask them what is going on with it.



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