severely outdated

Cheng jimcheng at
Wed Oct 10 15:10:00 UTC 2007


I am the mirror administrator of from Shanghai
Linux User Group.

Below is the email conversation between us and it can be a bit
follow-up on wenzhuo's post.

Regarding the upstream mirror source, we found planetmirror which is
located in Australia is a quite a good source to rsync from and we've
switched the debian mirror source (on the same server) to it. Our
server located in Shanghai (data center of China Telecom) can go up to
5MByte/s during non-rush hours.



The cron daemon on the mirror server had a problem some time few days
back and we were not aware of that until around Oct 6. The crond issue
caused mirror sync suspended during that period. We've had crond back
online immediately.

The issue about freshness status on the has been there
for a while since when we registered on Launchpad. So seems just a
coincidence. I've sent an email to ubuntu mirror admin asking about

Thanks a lot for your help and info.

Jim Cheng
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On 10/10/07, Wenzhuo Zhang <wenzhuo at> wrote:
> Cheng wrote:
> > Hi Wenzhuo,
> >
> > Thanks for your email.
> >
> > The ubuntu archive on our server should always contain the latest
> > copy, it syncs from ubuntu master mirror 6 times per day(every 4
> > hours).
> >
> > It seems for some reason the launchpad cannot detect the freshness of
> > files on our site. I'll send an email to Ubuntu mirror admin for
> > further check.
> Actually, it was indeed about a week behind. I noticed this issue because
> my gutsy installation had not seen any updates for about a week.
> After changing all occourances of in sources.list
> to, the update manager prompted that there were
> 406 updates.
> Wenzhuo
> >
> > Thanks and I will keep you updated.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > On 10/10/07, Wenzhuo Zhang <wenzhuo at> wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'd like to remind you that your ubuntu mirror is more than one week behind the master site.
> >>
> >> See
> >>
> >> Wenzhuo
> >>

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