Repository Mirrors - how often are they updated
daniel.mons at iinet.net.au
Wed Jun 6 05:18:08 BST 2007
I've not used approx, but one of my pet peeves with apt-proxy is it can
bomb out if the mirror it points to has speed issues or 404's on
packages. Some sort of intelligent checking and auto-pruning of the
remote hosts would be a welcome addition.
With that said, when it does work (ie: when I choose the right mirrors),
it works very well.
Karl Bowden wrote:
> I'm using approx for local apt caching.
> Not sure what the difference is. It was REALLY easy to setup though.
> Anybody have any plus' or minus' for approx vs apt-proxy?
> - Karlos
> On 6/6/07, *Daniel Mons* <daniel.mons at iinet.net.au
> <mailto:daniel.mons at iinet.net.au>> wrote:
> I'm an iiNet user, and have never had any problems with their mirrors
> (Ubuntu or otherwise). I find they stay within sync of the primary
> mirrors within 24 hours, which is good enough for me. As already
> mentioned, if you're having some issues maybe contact tech support and
> find out if there's a problem somewhere between you and the mirror.
> East-coast iiNet users can also download from Pacific Mirror (also a
> PIPE Networks member) without any cost to their monthly quota:
> Also, if you run a business or have more than one Ubuntu machine on your
> LAN, consider using apt-proxy:
> I use it for all my clients (businesses ranging from 2 PCs to 1000 for
> my biggest client) and it works marvelously. It speeds up local
> upgrades and installs, and saves them a bucket of download quota in the
> 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?
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