[WBEL-users] Up2date and WB3.0 Mirrors.
kdeugau at deepnet.cx
Mon Oct 9 21:05:48 CDT 2006
Brian Thies wrote:
> The mirrors for WB3 are badly out of date. only about 40% of the mirrors
> that whitebox-mirrors points to are current. For example:
> ftp.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu is being deprecated.
I can't comment usefully on up2date, but the *hostname*
ftp.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu is deprecated (along with a couple of other
*.ctlib.cc.gatech.edu hostnames); the *system* has no plans I've seen
any indication of to shut down. Remove the "cc" part for current hostnames.
They've clearly advertised this in their rsync and FTP banners; they've
also posted a fairly prominent notice on their main website. They
posted these notices *months* ago. (I can understand why you might not
have seen these banners, however; if you're not running manual FTP
access, (ir)regularly mirroring content, or visiting the website, they
get discarded by yum. Or whichever other tool you use.)
FWIW, the links for GTLib on http://www.whiteboxlinux.org *are* current.
> jach.hawaii.edu doesnt have
> a 3.0 directory.
Some smaller mirrors, unfortunately, only carry the latest release, not
a growing archive of everything. :/ "Everybody wants the latest and
greatest, you know." <g> They may have also only picked up White Box
"recently", ie, after the WBEL4 release.
> and phantomhosting.com has no whitebox directories at all!
*nod* I've noticed a couple of sites drop White Box over the past two
years or so; I also started mirroring from one or another site some
time ago (mostly to speed up local experiments - netinst over 100-meg
LAN links are far faster than DSL). (Sorry, not currently publicly
accessible; I would *like* to push it out to a publicly-accessible
machine, but the one I could use has somewhat limited overall bandwidth,
and Not Enough Disk.)
> Any idea of who to talk to to get the mirror list updated?
> My e-mail to jmorris at beau.org about a month ago on this topic went
I would imagine that's the correct address; aside from the slow and
infrequent updates to the website, that email address is still listed.
Get your mouse off of there! You don't know where that email has been!
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