Finding mirrors for Xubuntu
cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Sun Apr 26 13:45:31 BST 2009
On Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:25:21 +0200
Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Charlie Kravetz
> <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
> > wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:47:20 +0200
> > Vincent <mailinglists at vinnl.nl> wrote:
> > > On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Steve Dodier
> > > <sidnioulz at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I'm sending this email because I'd like to know how we should
> > > > proceed in order to find mirrors for Xubuntu. I'm especially
> > > > thinking about french (and this is probably true in many other
> > > > countries) universities, which usually sponsor Linux
> > > > distributions (for instance, Nantes sponsors Ubuntu). Cody, I'd
> > > > appreciate having your point of view over this. I think it's no
> > > > harm to ask wether or not we can have a mirror from a few
> > > > universities.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Have you taken a look at the existing mirrors?
> > > http://xubuntu.org/get I think there are enough mirrors as is,
> > > and there also are a few universities among them.
> > >
> > It might be enough if they were valid. 24 hours after releasing
> > Xubuntu 9.04, you can not download from Russian Federation,
> > Germany, Australia, and Europe. Seems like more mirrors could be
> > helpful.
> Yeah, true. (But, by the way... Europe? Where is that, exactly?
> Eastern Europe? (The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Portugal, etc. are all
> Europe. Perhaps this one could have a more accurate description or
> something? Or am I just not getting something?)
I don't know where the mirror is. I just take the names as shown on
http://xubuntu.org/get . I do not maintain the website, and can not
change anything on it. It is shown as "se.archive.ubuntu.com", which I
think is in Sweden.
I do think a few more sites mirroring xubuntu would be greatly
beneficial. Europe is huge. United States is huge. Xubuntu has one
mirror in the United States, Ubuntu has 23. Xubuntu has 1 mirror in
Australia, Ubuntu has 7. Xubuntu has 1 mirror in France, Ubuntu has 13.
As of today, 26 April 2009, the mirror in Germany is still giving a 404
error. Perhaps having two mirrors minimum per country would be a good
thing. It would increase the workload only slightly, since the push to
the mirrors is automatic. Once added to the website, maintenance is
minumum. It greatly increases the chances of getting Xubuntu out in a
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