Mirrors are copies of data stored in a different location. Questions under this tag generally refer to the official Ubuntu repository mirrors.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Desktop disk mirroring

I have just installed Ubuntu in a dual boot system with Windows in my computer. This is my disk configuration: Disk /dev/sda: 931,5 GiB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * ...
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How should I arrange a test and production mirror of Ubuntu package repositories?

I want to be able to closely standardise my Ubuntu installations, there's a likelihood that the number of installations I have to complete will rise dramatically soon. I want to put a system in ...
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Where are specified the default packages to install in all ubuntu images (liveCd, Server, mini, netboot …)

I would like to know where and how do you tell which default packages your Live CD or mini.iso, netboot ... have to install? I think all theses images use different method to do that ...
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How to manage local Ubuntu mirror?

I'm in the process of setting up an on-site mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 using apt-mirror. I will start by creating a full current mirror, let's call it Test_Mirror. I want to create a ...
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404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.91.24 80] when installing package on ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I am using ubuntu 13.10, and I am trying to install curl, and I am facing with this problem: sudo apt-get install curl ... Then this warning comes up: WARNING: The following packages cannot be ...
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Slow ubuntu mirrors in AWS

We are currently having some very serious issues with vm's started in eu-west-1 region in AWS. The machines are started from cannonical ami (ami-77057e00). The repositories configured are: ...
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Are Mirror Servers Other Than Default Safe To Use For Updates?

My default mirror server was very slow and so I decided to switch to another server to speed up the updating process. However, because there are so many of these servers to choose from -- most of ...
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How to petition an archive mirror be removed from the official list?

The Arp Networks mirror is dangerously behind, it's almost a month out of date. This has been discovered when somebody noticed they weren't getting the upgrade to the latest Firefox (which doubles as ...
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How do you report a seriously outdated repository mirror?

Using mirrors.arpnetworks.com/Ubuntu, switched to mirrors.us.kernel.org, and got... 59 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 152 MB of archives. ...
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Why ubumirror creating many rsync processes?

Why ubumirror creating many rsync processes? root 26310 0.0 0.1 80816 58492 ? S Mar26 1:03 rsync -av --timeout=600 --partial --delete --delete-after --bwlimit=0 --exclude indices/ ...
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Ubuntu Install Snapshot / Mirror of HDD for Backup Purposes

I have got my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS install at a point I would like to take a snapshot of the whole drive, including the OS. I basically would like to mirror my Ubuntu drive onto an external/flash drive ...
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What's the difference between the two “Desktop Image” sections on the 14.04 releases page?

At this mirror of releases.ubuntu.com, there are two sections for "Desktop Image" that are very similar: A. Upper "Desktop image" Section The desktop image allows you to try Ubuntu without changing ...
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Download stuff under URL path

Suppose I have certain pages, e.g. www.abc.def/ghi/a.html; how can I download all the pages under www.abc.def/ghi using httrack? (i.e. www.abc.def/ghi/a.html, www.abc.def/ghi/b, ...)? Right now, I'm ...
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Software Sources: Select Best HTTPS Server

I travel to countries I don't trust--a lot. For example, Vietnam, the virus capital of the world. ESPECIALLY in these areas, but also at home in the USA, I want to remove (or reduce) the possibility ...
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Are there files and folders within /home that MUST be avoided when mirroring a user folder between different hardwares?

Say you have two computers with different hardware (two laptops or a laptop and a desktop) that you want to use alternatively. For example, I am using the comfortable desktop now, and want to mirror ...
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14.04 server not connecting to install

I'm trying to install server 14.04 and am trying to get to the mirrors but none is working. (I can get it running online). I am also having a hard time understanding the other mirrors if someone can ...
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Cannot get debmirror to download Release and Release.gpg files

We are having trouble getting our local Ubuntu mirror to download properly. Here is the command we run: ...
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How to create local repository using apt-mirror and mirrorkit for selected architecture, release, spin

Having a local repository can be very useful. It is possible to use rsync to create a repository mirror, but this results in all the releases being downloaded, even older ones and would include files ...
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Seeing incorrectly 'Hash Sum mismatch' via apt-get on a mirror…anybody else? [duplicate]

anybody else getting this on sudo apt-get clean all ; sudo apt-get update W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise-updates/restricted/binary-i386/Packages Hash Sum ...
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Mirroring Two Installations of Ubuntu

I have a laptop and a desktop. Ubuntu is on my laptop. Is it possible to just mirror my entire Ubuntu installation (and all of the painstaking work I've done in configuring it to my liking) onto my ...
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How to selectively update my local ubuntu mirror

Initially we have created a local ubuntu mirror and we update it manually as an when required. Now I need to selectively pick packages to be fetched from ubuntu mirror to our local mirror. Is there a ...
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How and when is old-releases.ubuntu.com updated?

The old-releases.ubuntu.com mirror hosts the repositories for EOL Ubuntu releases. The main page currently lists up to 11.10 (or 12.04.3 if you count point upgrades), but the dists page lists up to ...
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Select mirror during installation from live mode

Without customising the Ubuntu live image, is it possible to select a mirror during installation? If not, what are the options available? I can think of customising the image, or somehow using ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 all apt-get mirrors down [duplicate]

Apparently I can't get apt-get, as well as the ubuntu software centre, connect to any repository. I also tried to look for a suitable mirror using the ubuntu software centre (software sources->ubuntu ...
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Quantal Repositories have been removed? [duplicate]

Every single mirror is missing the Quantal dists. NOTICE: Before you comment, I do realize 12.10 is in End of Life status! But to totally restrict further usage? Unacceptable!
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Local mirror questions

I would like to set up a local mirror for 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS on our local public library's server. Our town has no real broadband internet (most people are on either Dial-up or Satilite, with ...
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How do I contact the maintainer of an out of date mirror?

I have been using ftp://ftp.iitb.ac.in/distributions/ubuntu/ Mirror for downloading new packages and updates. After Firefox 30 released, I waited for many days for my 14.04 LTS to upgrade from Firefox ...
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Do mirrors exist for restricted, multiverse and universe repos?

As far as I know, this page on launchpad contains the de-facto list of Official Archive Mirrors for Ubuntu. But all the mirrors available there contain only main repository. So where are the ...
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How do I fetch from another mirror?

I've come around some broken repositories. How do I change the mirror for this apt-get only?? I am using ubuntu server 12.04. alex@****:~$ sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils [sudo] ...
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How to change the mirror of setuptools?

I changed the ~/.pip/pip.conf file to a customized mirror, and pip install do download the package from that mirror. But when installing(run the setup.py), I find setuptools still get packages from ...
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Syncing/Mirroring two partitions (Sata, USB) : RAID or not?

My 12.04 Ubuntu server has a 120Go internal SATA sda5, ext4 partition. I also own a 500 Go USB2 external hard-drive from which I could easily free 120 Go. Now, I've been meaning to set up mirroring ...
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Rsync mirror specific Ubuntu distributions

How do I mirror specific Ubuntu distributions using Rsync? For example, using apt-mirror I would have the following lines so I would only have the package for 12.04 deb (mirror address)/ubuntu ...
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Why did I a get a Bad Archive Mirror?

When I was installing Ubuntu non physical address extension (pae) 12.04 onto my IBM T42 type 2378, I got a bad archive mirror. I live in the USA. I selected the default archive mirror ...
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How can I restore a country specific apt-get update mirror?

While configuring my new 13.10 installation, I chose to change the default update server using the "Software & Updates" GUI tool available in the System settings panel. Before this change the ...
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Where do I report issues with official archive mirrors?

apt-get has been failing to retrieve two files from German archive mirror de.archive.ubuntu.com for some days: Hit http://de.archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe amd64 Packages Hit ...
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Making mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com highly available

We're a distributed team, which is why our VMs use the Ubuntu mirror:// setup. Our /etc/apt/sources.list looks like the following: deb mirror://mirrors.ubuntu.com/mirrors.txt lucid main restricted ...
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Migrating an Ubuntu mirror made with `apt-mirror`

We have one office with broadband and another one with dialup. My goal is to create a local Ubuntu mirror on the second office. I have used apt-mirror on my local machine, and it downloaded about ...
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Build Ubuntu VM using mirror

In kvm, using virt-install I can create centos images using this parameter in my virt install command. -l http://mirror.umd.edu/centos/6/os/x86_64/ Starting install... Retrieving file .treeinfo... ...
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Should I pick William Donovan or Chomsky for my server and why does the software make presumptions

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 by upgrading since my download copy was not booting the OS. It failed to reboot as soon as I restarted 13.04 after installing it. This occurred several times so I ...
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apt-get update fails to find some mirrors

I've configured my sources to use the mirrors:// "protocol" to find servers close to me, mainly since I move around a lot. However, for some reason it doesn't work for all the repos - when I run sudo ...
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How does Ubuntu ensure that packages and ISOs from mirrors are safe?

My current location is thousands of kilometers from Ubuntu's main server and I am obliged to use one of its mirrors in my country of domicile. Do the owners of Ubuntu implement measures to ...
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apt-get update will not work on my server

I've just installed Ubuntu Server 12.04 on my spare box, and I'm using a command line interface only to get my feet a little wet. ping google.com does work, so I know my connection is up and running. ...
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I would like to build a partial mirror, I like the look of debpartial-mirror, but it looks abandonded, recommendations for a mirror tool?

I would like to build a partial mirror, I like the look of debpartial-mirror, but it looks abandonded, recommendations for a mirror tool? https://projetos.ossystems.com.br/wiki/debpartial-mirror I ...
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All software center mirrors are not working?

When I try to update using update manager I get : Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources. When I try ...
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Backup, Sync, and mirror app

On Windows I used Zback for backing up some directories to a networked drive (i.e, copying all new files from source to target) Keeping a mirror of some directories on a networked drive (i.e, ...
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How do I optimize apt-fast with Amazon Web Services (AWS) mirrors?

I know that Amazon Web Services has hosted mirrors that I can use to update my Ubuntu machines. I know there is a tool called apt-fast that makes multiple connections to a mirror server to improve ...
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Change software sources from the command line

When I want to change the mirror I am using for updates, I can open the Software Centre, and go to Edit->Software Sources, and from there select another server. This then goes through my ...
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How to find packages recently uploaded to the Ubuntu repository

I've recently used reprepro to set up a mirror of the official Ubuntu repository for one architecture and one release (Precise in this case). Please note how in conf/distributions I define one ...
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apt-mirror - Changing source mirror creates new folder for downloads

I have a local Ubuntu mirror running on ubuntu 10.04 in my office which uses archive.ubuntu.com to download updates and releases. I have been running this mirror since Ubuntu's Hardy Heron release. It ...
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My local ubuntu server is not updated

I am from Nepal and it's faster to download apps from server for nepal using through ubuntu software center. But when i use np.archive.ubuntu.com server. There is no updated softwares and few ...