[clug] Mirrors for Mandrake

Mark Harrison m.harrison at anu.edu.au
Wed Aug 6 10:30:28 EST 2003

Are you using mirror.anu.edu.au?
I had a look around tux.anu.edu.au and could not see debian, only some X
debs. Getting debian from campus would be very nice too. Would there be
enough people around campus to justify setting up a partial mirror of
mirror.arrnet.edu.au (for ANU only access I guess)? I have no idea how
to go about doing that. I am sure hardware could be scraped together,
but where to get it on the network? So, do any ANU people know about
such things?


On Wed, 2003-08-06 at 09:44, Darren Freeman wrote:
> Dear List,
> I have been a little more successful at converting coworkers at ANU
> RSPhysSE into using Mandrake dual-boot. I am afraid that the network
> costs associated with the mandrake updates is going to spiral out of
> control, for example the average install now wants to install 200 MB of
> updates if you allow it to. That's about $15 a pop.
> We have a server here with some Red Hat updates, and I hear that
> tux.anu.edu.au has some mirrors of Debian and Red Hat, but so far I
> don't know of a local mirror for Mandrake. I woul really love to find
> one as the updates tend to be really solid, like getting the absolute
> latest binaries of Mozilla from Mandrake Cooker, for instance. If it
> were local I could encourage everyone to try this sort of thing out.
> So, do you, like, know of a mirror I could be using? Or know of someone
> willing to start a mirror? Maybe the admin of tux is happy to include
> Mandrake?
> This is going to become important now that Mandrake 9.2b1 is out. When
> the *mad* rush for 9.2 starts up it's going to be a real gift to be able
> to get it from the campus ;)
> Thanks dudes!
> Have fun,
> Darren

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