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Re: Preferred Mirrors for Apt

On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 04:23:01PM +0100, Jochen Schulz wrote:
> David Baron:
> >
> > ALL the alternatives available are in /etc/apt/sources.list. I do not want to 
> > delete access to ftp.us.debiian.org. I want the local mirrors to be tried 
> > first.
> There is absolutely no reason to keep several official mirrors in your
> sources.list. They all contain the same software (that's why they are
> called mirrors). On 'apt-get update', apt will download all package
> lists from every mirror, but on 'install' it will only use the first
> mirror mentioned in your sources.list anyway.
> If your primary mirror is unreliable, pick another one or keep entries
> using a different mirror *commented out* in your sources.list and enable
> them only when your primary mirror freaks out. Otherwise, you are
> abusing bandwidth donated to the Debian project.

this seems like another good time to mention apt-spy. very useful.


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