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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Set the fastest mirror from preseed

So, choosing the best mirror in the /etc/apt/sources.list can be simply done by removing the country prefix before "archive.ubuntu.com" (i.e. "us."). For a new installation, it should be possible to ...
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apt-get update fails to find some mirrors in ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

Err:14 http://ubuntu.mirrors.ovh.net/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata Hash Sum mismatch Err:19 http://ubuntu.mirrors.ovh.net/ftp.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/...
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Azerbaijan Ubuntu archive mirror is down [duplicate]

I do not know to whom to report a problem, so I wrote here
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Select different country mirror than “locale” [duplicate]

Good day, I'm installing Ubuntu instances in Germany or France datacenters, but with the locale/etc. set for South Africa. Now the (hyper intelligent) Ubuntu installer (contrary to the Debian ...
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why not “flashplugin-installer: downloading” using the local mirror?

I'm Behind the GreatFireWall, every times update flashplugin-installer, I'll see it frozen at "flashplugin-installer: downloading http://archive.canonical.com/pool/partner/a/adobe-flashplugin/adobe-...
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How can I select a mirror than the one apt-get chose for me?

In a way my question is an inversion of this question. I'm trying to do sudo apt-get install jags from the terminal, and it selects mirrors close to me, but then it says "Not Found". I'd like to ...
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OS Installation via Mirror

I am trying to do fresh machine installation via Kickstart over HTTP. During the installation the installer failed to download from the mirror on looking at the installer logs I could notice errors ...
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Rsync mirror for Trusy only

Regarding to this how to: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Rsyncmirror How can I limit script to get only Trusty and Trusty-security repos?
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Trusty Local Mirror Hash Sum Mismatch [duplicate]

We have a local ubuntu mirror with for Trusty created using debmirror. When I use the folder ubuntu in the sources.list I receive a "Hash sum mismatch message". Error : W: Failed to fetch http://...
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Ubuntu offline repository

Hi i have use this link create authentic repository to creat offline authenticated ubuntu repository. it is working fine when i install package like sudo apt-get install apache2 but I am trying to ...
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Problem with 14.04 minimal CD (32bits)

I have tried many time to install a minimal 14.04 distrib (32bits) but everytime it throws a "corrupted mirror or network problem" message during installation. I tried many different mirrors and same ...
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How would I get an update mirror to use its mirror folder for an update

I have a trusty mirror file structure mounted from an external volume. What I would like to do is to spin up a new, blank VM, and have it update, upgrade and install an ftp server to serve the mirror ...
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Which mirror to select for iinet freezone usage

Where can I select the iinet mirror in Australia for my Ubuntu installation? iinet offers a off quota access to linux images and also an mirror. Going through the server list on my Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu Mirror for Sri Lanka NOT working?

I recently migrated to Ubuntu from Win 8.1 (Used to try Ubuntu sometime back but went away..). After my initial install , the default server (mirror) selected was http://mirror.learn.ac.lk/ubuntu/. ...
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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 14.04 installations, there's a likelihood that the number of installations I have to complete will rise dramatically soon. I also want to be able to ...
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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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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: http://...
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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 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. http://mirrors....
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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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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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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 13....
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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 us.ubuntu....
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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 http://de.archive....
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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 ...