[clug] mirror.pacific.net.au issues

Mathew Meins mathew at aurora.vm.bytemark.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 05:05:30 GMT 2006

On 26/9/06 6:28 AM, "Anthony David" <adavid at adavid.com.au> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 25, 2006 at 05:19:37PM +1000, Paul Wayper wrote:
>> Michael James wrote:
>>> IMHO none of the australian mirrors are worth a cracker.
>> Hmmm.  The Fedora Core archives seem to be pretty well up to date on
>> mirror.aarnet.edu.au, mirror.optus.net and mirror.pacific.net.au (as
>> well as mirror.internode.on.net, for us Internoders).  I realise that
>> not everyone cares about Fedora, but it does show that at least part of
>> their mirroring is up to date.
>>> mirror.aarnet.edu.au is so far out of date it wrecks CPAN.
>> I'm so glad you said that, I thought I must be going mad.  CPAN kept
>> breaking every time I wanted to install something, and even using the
>> other mirror (cpan.mirrors.ilisys.com.au) doesn't seem to fix it.  I see
>> that there's a site mirror.optus.net/CPAN - will try that...
> Another data-point. I went to download the latest guile yesterday off
> mirror.aarnet.edu.au and the directory was empty. Got it straight from
> ftp.gnu.org OK.
> Internode's guile directory is up-to-date, but that is only available to
> their customers.

AARNET has a lot of empty/out of date directories. The mirror was stagnant
for quite a while when they changed boxes (from a Sun E450 to some Acer
thing running Red Hat IIRC). They probably still haven't gotten around to
catching up.

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