Debian mirrors and sources.list selections

Pietro Abate abate at
Tue Jul 2 18:18:23 EST 2002


On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 06:01:22PM +1000, Rasjid Wilcox wrote:
> The bigest problem I had was initially I was using the debian 
> mirror.  I could not get the install to work - dselect kept complaining that 
> I was removing critical packages.  I eventually tried, 
> and everything went off without a hitch.  Has anyone else had problems with 
> planetmirror not being properly syncronised?  And any suggestions for the 
> best mirror to use from Webone?

To avoid syncronization problems I use both the official and local
mirror. In this way I always get a package from the local mirror, but in
case of problems I have the official site as backup. The only drawback
of this approach is that everytime you get packages list from
overseas... but ususally it's no more than 1/2 MB.


this is my source.list
deb unstable main contrib
deb unstable
non-US/main non-US/contrib non-US/non-free
#deb ../project/experimental main

# officials
deb unstable main contrib non-free
deb unstable/non-US main contrib

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