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Call for Rebiews and translations: Announcement for new mirror in china


We finished drafting an announcement for a new official mirror in China,
and would like to ask for reviews and translations.

You can (try to) find it at
svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/svn/publicity/announcements/en/2011 called
2011-05-24-mirror-china.wml, but as alioth is currently a bit glitchy,
you'll also find the current text attached, just in case you can't
access it in the repository.

We would like to send this announcement out tomorrow evening (European

Best regards,
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<define-tag pagetitle>Debian announces Chinese Mirror</define-tag>

## When is this announcement likely to be send out?  Please keep in mind,
## that it should also be reviewed and translated
<define-tag release_date>2011-05-24</define-tag>
#use wml::debian::news

<p>The Debian project is proud to announce the availability of a new primary
mirror in mainland China. The new mirror, <a href="http://ftp.cn.debian.org";>ftp.cn.debian.org</a>, will
significantly reduce network latency to the Debian software repositories
and help to raise Debian's profile in China, and is accessible via IPv4 as well as via IPv6. Beside Debian's package archive, the
mirror also offers Debian's CD, DVD and Blu-Ray image archive as well as the
backports archive, and for user of Debian's oldstable release (<q>Lenny</q>) the Debian
volatile archive.</p>

<p>The Debian team worked with Aron Xu to set up the mirror in China. As Aron
mentions this will <q>significantly reduce the lag time</q> when syncing with
Debian's ftp-master server. Previously it was common to have a lag time of about
two days between a ftp-master and China. With the new primary mirror, the
mirror team has been able to reduce that time to under six hours for push
clients and under twelve hours for passive syncing mirrors.</p>

<p>A primary mirror site has good bandwidth, is available 24 hours a day, and
has an easy to remember name of the form <tt>ftp.&lt;country code&gt;.debian.org</tt>. 
They are all automatically updated whenever there are updates to the Debian

<p>Hosting of the primary mirror in China is provided by the University of
Science and Technology of China.</p>

<h2>Usage of the new <tt>ftp.cn.debian.org</tt> mirror</h2>

<p>CD, DVD and Blu-Ray images can either be downloaded from the mirror
directly via <a
href="http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-cd/";>ftp.cn.debian.org</a>HTTP</a> or by usage
of the <a href="$(HOME)/CD/jigdo-cd/">jigdo</a> tool.</p>

<p>Users of the current stable release Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q> should
replace their existing <tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt> with the following one:</p>

deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze main
deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze main

deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main
deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian squeeze-updates main

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main

<p>Users of the current oldstable release Debian 5.0 <q>Lenny</q> should 
replace their existing <tt>/etc/apt/sources.list</tt> with the following one:</p>

deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian lenny main
deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian lenny main

deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main
deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-volatile lenny/volatile main

deb http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ lenny/updates main

<p>Optionally user may add the following lines to use backported packages
for Debian 6.0 <q>Squeeze</q>:</p>

deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main

<p>Respectively for backported packages for Debian 5.0 <q>Lenny</q>:</p>

deb http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main
deb-src http://ftp.cn.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main

<p>Of course users of the current testing and unstable distributions, <q>Wheezy</q>
and <q>Sid</q> may use the new mirror, too.</p>

<p>Please note that after changing the <tt>sources.list</tt>, users need
their package manager to update the package index files, e.g. by running
<code>apt-get update</code>.</p>

<h2>About University of Science and Technology of China</h2>

The <a href="http://en.ustc.edu.cn/";>University of Science and Technology of China</a> (USTC) is a national
research university located in Hefei, China. Founded by the Chinese Academy
of Science (CAS) in September 1958, USTC is aimed at fostering high-level
personal of science and technology absolutely necessary for the development
of the national economy, national defense construction, and education in
science and technology. The university is regarded as one of the most
prestigious universities in China.
USTC LUG was founded in 2003 and has been gone through eight years. As a
technology-leading association, USTC LUG has organized a number of
meaningful activities, such as: Linux network technology seminar,
GNU/Linux Install Party, PMP Embedded Linux technical seminars,
Oracle and open source technologies seminars, Open Source Software
Competition in Hefei, Software Freedom Day, a series of systems
using and programming lectures. USTC LUG has started maintaining the well
known Debian archive mirror debian.ustc.edu.cn since 2003, and now,
with better hardware and
bandwidth sponsored by USTC, it finally becomes the official mirror of
China. In addition, USTC LUG has established a freeshell server running on
Loongson CPU, serving the whole campus to provide online experience on
GNU/Linux. With the assistance of USTC Network Information Center, USTC LUG
has set up a PXE network booting system, enabling the whole campus quickly
experience or install the system conveniently.

<h2>About Debian</h2>

The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects.  Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
<q>universal operating system</q>.

<h2>Contact Information</h2>

<p>For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at
<a href="$(HOME)/">http://www.debian.org/</a> or send mail to

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