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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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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Mirroring 12.04 vps server to another vps server

I'm a new Linux user so I'll need a hand in this. I have a 12.04 server that I want a mirror image of on another vps. I was reading a bit on rsync but I am unsure of the command to put in to copy ...
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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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Syncing local dir with mounted network dir

Discalimer: This is not my design, It is what I have to work with! I have a windows share that has two directories : AA & BB. I have them mounted at power up via fstab at /Network/. I also have ...
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Having a hard time intalling apps

So I did a full install of Ubuntu and I have been having a hard time installing apps through ppa. Whenever I go through terminal to install it always hangs at connecting to us . archive.ubuntu.com ...
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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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Replace harddrive and keep the data [duplicate]

I have a SATA harddrive in my laptop running Ubuntu v13.10. I bought a SDD drive and want to switch the drives but keep the data. Is there a way to connect the new SDD drive via an adapter to the USB ...
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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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Private repo sync and multiple versions

I'm using Debmirror to sync repos for versions of Ubuntu. I started with 12.04 LTS and am now creating 13.10. I'm downloading the entire repo for each version, however I just wanted to verify whether ...
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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 ...
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How to figure if country repository is not updated

I recently noticed that version of the Thunderbird is not same on my laptop and on my iMac. Thunderbird verson on my iMac was 13.x while on my laptop it was 15.x. It looked suspicious and I changed ...
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How to resolve “No suitable download server found” when updating?

I am a new user to Ubuntu 12.04. I have already connected to the Internet (without any firewall or proxy) and can browse the web. But whenever I am trying to update Ubuntu or trying to select the ...
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Install a Mirror without downloading all packages from official repository

I first gonna explain the situation: I have a Laptop which is connected to a wifi connection, and a Desktop which can not be connected to Internet (the modem is too far from it), and i want to ...
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Installing gcc in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install gcc on my computer. To do this, I ran the following command: sudo apt-get install build-essential As this runs, it connects (or tries to connect) to the server ...
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Update manager doesn't offer an upgrade to the new release

So I have Ubuntu installed on my pc, and I want to upgrade to the new Ubuntu which was just released. When I check for any new updates it doesn't show any upgrades to the new release. How can I fix ...
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Why are updates downloading so slow?

All other connection speeds are normal, average download speed is about 2mbps but my updates are lucky to get to 100kbps. Updates and this website are the only things running any ideas what the ...
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Ubuntu mirror hosted on Akamai CDN?

I'm looking for Ubuntu mirror that is hosted on Akamai CDN. In my country, average Internet speed is 128 kbps. With this speed it is very difficult to update Ubuntu and install software. However ...
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Download only latest file with wget

I want to wget (or other download batch command) the latest file that is added to a large repository. The latest nightly build thru http. I could mirror all files, but the repository are huge so I ...
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What is the mirror for installing updates?

What is the mirror for installing updates? Why it is showing different no. of updates when i changed the URL in /etc/apt/source.list to different URL ?
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Can I Copy & Serve a website locally on the network?

I have a pc that shares internet connection to another device, which is configurated to access it's manufacturers website and get any updates available. Note that this internet sharing is made through ...
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Installing apt-cacher server for two ubuntu versions

Is it possible to have apt-cacher server for both Ubuntu version 10.04 & 10.10 in one machine? IF yes can someone explain pls. The first CD cache of Ubuntu 10.10 works fine. I have imported the ...
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How do I change which mirror I get updates and software from?

How do I select which server Ubuntu will get it's software and updates from? I know how to find the list of mirrors on the web, but not how to use them.
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“fastestmirror” like plugin for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me? Are there any plugins for apt like the fastestmirror on e.g.: Fedora? So that the selected repo mirror for Ubuntu is ...
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What is the best practice for security updates?

For all of my official ubuntu updates (main universe multiverse restricted) I use an Israeli mirror of the ubuntu repositories, with one exception: for the security updates I use ...
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How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me, or choose a faster mirror?

Downloading from the main Ubuntu archive is slow even when it's not release day, how can I get apt-get to automatically use a mirror that is close to me?