Telstra BigPond (Australia) Users - quota-free apt repo
jaddi27 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 09:32:49 BST 2008
I sent an email to everyone about this last year.
To make your Ubuntu installation use bigpond's mirror, you need to edit the
Here are Les Gray's instructions from last time (updated to be for hardy):
You can switch to the Bigpond mirror manually, by editing the file
/etc/apt/sources.list (Synaptic and similar programs read this file when you
use them). Steps are as follows -
1. Back up your existing sources.list file by opening up a terminal and
running this command:
sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak
2. From the same terminal run:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
You now have the file open in your text editor.
3. Edit all the applicable sections to use the Bigpond server. For example,
where you have -
deb http://au.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
change it to -
deb http://mirror.gamearena.com.au/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
4. Do this for all Ubuntu repositories you use except multiverse, which for
some reason is not mirrored by Bigpond. If you use the multiverse repository
just leave it's line(s) as it is.
5. Save and exit, then run -
sudo aptitude update
and you're all done. Synaptic etc. will be updated the next time you run it.
Hopefully these instructions are clear enough for everyone to understand.
This site has an example sources.list (just remember to replace gutsy with
your version - hardy, intrepid, etc): http://www.pastebin.ca/873222
Hope this helps,
From: David Ryder [mailto:davaweb at bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Thursday, 11 September 2008 2:02 PM
To: Ubuntu-au mailing list
Subject: Re: Telstra BigPond (Australia) Users - quota-free apt repo
Thanks for the reply .
I can't see anywhere in synaptic to manually enter the
Settings>Repositories location. Just get a choice of download sites (I
find iinode the fastest but it is metered for me, being with bigpond.
I use the site for free iso's (and others - yes, it's great) but if I
can use it in synaptic for the daily updates that would be great.
On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 13:47 +1000, Matthew Rossi wrote:
> I remember this... I posted it on my blog before my host folded.
> Also, use files.bigpond.com for your vodcasts and linux ISOs. I love
> that site :)
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 12:23 PM, David Ryder <davaweb at bigpond.net.au>
> Soory if I've missed something - are you saying bigpond does
> have a
> repository - if so, please what is it as I can't find it? I
> know their
> free downloads site (good, imho) but not a repositary for
> daily updates.
> Many thanks,
> On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 10:08 +1000, James Takac wrote:
> > Hi Guys
> > A little while ago on another Ubuntu list a post came
> through with info about
> > quota free sources for those using bigpond as their isp. I
> asked for and got
> > permission to sent their info on as I'm sure it'll benefit
> some here
> > James
> > On Tuesday 09 September 2008 19:17:53 James Gray wrote:
> > > On 09/09/2008, at 12:33 AM, James Takac wrote:
> > > > Hi James
> > > >
> > > > On Sunday 07 September 2008 08:28:30 James Gray wrote:
> > > >> Hi All,
> > > >>
> > > >> I recently switched to BigPond (long and sad story) and
> due to their
> > > >> rather small quotas I went hunting for anything and
> everything I
> > > >> could
> > > >> from their quota-free content. Consequently, I have
> the following
> > > >> sources list for my 8.0.4 LTS box.
> > >
> > > --->8--- snipped!
> > >
> > > > I'm sure this info would be appreciated on to Australian
> > > > mailing list.
> > > > Do you mind if I forward this on to them?
> > > >
> > > > James (Takac)
> > >
> > > Knock yourself out :) They also have the next release
> > > and all dists back to dapper available too. Just replace
> > > references of "hardy" to "intrepid" then do:
> > > sudo apt-get --fix-missing update && sudo apt-get -f
> > >
> > > That will do an inline upgrade to 8.10...for people who
> like living on
> > > the edge :P
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > >
> > > James
> > --
> > In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a
> clearer light, and
> > what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal
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