debmirror broken under Trusty?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Wed Jul 27 14:09:24 UTC 2016


OK, it appears debmirror has (at least) a documentation bug.  

These options don't work correctly:

@di_dists="dists";
@di_archs="archs";

They need to be specified as:

@di_dists="trusty";
@di_archs="i386,amd64";

But even then it fails to get many of the needed installer files.

*WHAT IS THE MAGIC INCANTATION TO GET *ALL* OF THE NEEDED INSTALLER FILES?*

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a VM on a CentOS 6 host that does NOT 
have good access to the public Internet (it only has dialup).  I am using 
another system (which does have good access to the public Internet) to create 
a *complete* mirror of the Ubuntu 14.04 distribution, but debmirror is not 
getting *ALL* of the files needed.  The debmirror documentation is (obviously) 
lacking.  Can anyone help me?  At this point I have *manually* download *some* 
of the files and if needed, I will create a hack script to download the rest, 
but I want an automated way to download updates and keep the copy of the 
mirror up-to-date.

I know, no one uses dial-up anymore, but here in Western Mass, USA, dial-up is 
still the main form of Internet access (yes, really, believe it or not).



At Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:26:56 -0400 (EDT) "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

> 
> When I enable downloading the Debian installers (@di_dists="dists"; 
> @di_archs="arches"; ) I get this error:
> 
> ubuntumirror at ub140464:~$ debmirror 
> Errors:
>  Download of dists/trusty-backports/main/installer-i386/current/images/MD5SUMS 
>  failed: 404 Not Found
> Failed to download some Package, Sources or Release files!
> WARNING: releasing 1 pending lock...
> 
> debmirror works just fine if the di_dists and di_archs lines are commented 
> out.  Is there something wrong with debmirror, my configuration file, or the 
> distro server?
> 
> I am using us.archive.ubuntu.com as the mirror source host.  I want to create 
> a local mirror of Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty), one that I can use to install Ubuntu 
> 14.04 (Trusty) to machines on a local LAN, without having to access the public 
> Internet (bandwidth limitations).
> 
> I am running debmirror 1:2.16ubuntu1 on a 64-bit (amd64) Ubuntu 14.04 VM 
> running under KVM on a server running CentOS 6.  I run debmirror daily early 
> in the wee hours of the morning from a cron job.
> 
> Here is the configuration file that causes problems (commenting out the two 
> lines relating to the installer images yields a working configuration that has 
> no problems, except for the usual occasional network issues):
> 
> # Default config for debmirror
> 
> # The config file is a perl script so take care to follow perl syntax.
> # Any setting in /etc/debmirror.conf overrides these defaults and
> # ~/.debmirror.conf overrides those again. Take only what you need.
> #
> # The syntax is the same as on the command line and variable names
> # loosely match option names. If you don't recognize something here
> # then just stick to the command line.
> #
> # Options specified on the command line override settings in the config
> # files.
> 
> # Location of the local mirror (use with care)
> $mirrordir="/Mirror/ubuntu";
> 
> # Output options
> $verbose=0;
> $progress=0;
> $debug=0;
> 
> # Download options
> $host="us.archive.ubuntu.com";
> $user="anonymous";
> $passwd="anonymous@";
> $remoteroot="ubuntu";
> $download_method="http";
> #@dists="precise,precise-updates,precise-security,precise-backports,trusty,trusty-updates,trusty-security,trusty-backports";
> @dists="trusty,trusty-updates,trusty-security,trusty-backports";
> @sections="main,universe,restricted,multiverse";
> @arches="i386,amd64";
> #@di_dists="dists";
> #@di_archs="archs";
> # @ignores="";
> # @excludes="";
> # @includes="";
> # @excludes_deb_section="";
> # @limit_priority="";
> $omit_suite_symlinks=0;
> $skippackages=0;
> # @rsync_extra="doc,tools";
> $i18n=0;
> $getcontents=0;
> $do_source=0;
> $max_batch=0;
> 
> @di_dists="dists";
> @di_archs="arches";
> 
> # Save mirror state between runs; value sets validity of cache in days
> $state_cache_days=0;
> 
> # Security/Sanity options
> $ignore_release_gpg=0;
> $ignore_release=0;
> $check_md5sums=0;
> $ignore_small_errors=0;
> 
> # Cleanup
> $cleanup=1;
> $post_cleanup=1;
> $pre_cleanup=1;
> 
> # Locking options
> $timeout=300;
> 
> # Rsync options
> $rsync_batch=200;
> $rsync_options="-aIL --partial";
> 
> # FTP/HTTP options
> $passive=0;
> # $proxy="http://proxy:port/";
> 
> # Dry run
> $dry_run=0;
> 
> # Don't keep diff files but use them
> $diff_mode="use";
> 
> # The config file must return true or perl complains.
> # Always copy this.
> 1;
> 
> 
> 
> 

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