[clug] Backports on mirror.linux.org.au

Andrew Pollock andrew-clug at andrew.net.au
Wed Jun 14 21:23:59 GMT 2006

On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 02:15:06PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-06-11 at 14:17 +1000, Chris Delfs wrote:
> > I am trying to use the backports mirror on mirror.linux.org.au
> > I've inserted this line in source.list
> > deb http://mirror.linux.org.au/backports.org/ sarge-backports main
> > contrib non-free
> > 
> Check the error messages closely:
> > Failed to fetch
> > http://mirror.linux.org.au/backports.org/dists/sarge-backports/main/binary-i386/Packages.gz 
> > 404 Not Found
> Check that directory manually and you'll see it really is not there.
> Check your normal repository and you'll see that Packages.gz  is there
> in the equivalent location.
> Nothing you can do about it, the repository is broke.  You could try a
> different one.

Gar. Turns out this has never been syncing correctly. Hopefully the next run
in 10 hours will work better.

Would have been nice to report this to us though. I try to dogfood the
mirror as much as possible, but I'm not a bit user of backports, so this is
one bit I haven't tried out.



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