Questions tagged [mirrors]

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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Silent do-release-upgrade trusty to xenial using local mirror

I've trying to do a completely unattended upgrade, I'm calling: do-release-upgrade -f DistUpgradeViewNonInteractive Based on: Can I do a Silent or Unattended Release Upgrade? However do-release-...
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Default download server in Software & Updates

Noob question, why the default Download server in Software & Updates is United States when my location is Singapore? Furthermore, when I click "Other" and attempt to "Select the ...
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Differences between servers [duplicate]

What's the difference between installing packages and software from the main server and from the local country server?
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No HTTPS option in preseed during Ubuntu installation

I'm currently in the process of Configuring several Ubuntu versions with a preseed file and i want to use HTTPS to a local mirror server. Neither Ubuntu or Debian has any examples with https in their ...
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How do I force apt to use HTTPS only?

How do I force apt to use HTTPS only? This question aims to provide a comprehensive actionable answer to questions 1, 2, and 3, but is worded in a manner that better fits with the guidelines and ...
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Add a new APT mirror from command-line

I need to add a new APT mirror via command-line (I have to add it from a Bash Script). You can found the Bash Script I'm working on here: apt-rollback A little Demo here: It's a script able to ...
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How do significantly-outdated mirrors affect the security of an ubuntu installation?

I run ubuntu on several internet-facing servers. I recently discovered that the official ubuntu mirror I was using was severely out of date; When I changed my sources and updated apt, I was surprised ...
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Ubuntu Screen Mirror | Display Settings - Display mode not available

I visited many solutions regarding Mirroring and Casting even HDMI solutions. I actually know how to connect to a screen using display mode: mirror in Ubuntu 16.04. But I am not able to find the ...
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Unable to install any software in my ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install k3b Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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“apt-get update” gives an error [duplicate]

Currently I updated my OS to 19.04 Disco Dingo, but every time I try to do a sudo apt-get update I get the following error: E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/atom/ubuntu ...
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How to continuously sync a folder between two Ubuntu servers?

I have two servers which are going to host two instances of a load-balanced app. Users can upload photos to /photos folder on either of the servers. So the question is how to sync the two servers so ...
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Rsync interruption

I started an rsync operation with: rsync -a --bwlimit=128 --progress rsync://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu /media/8GB/ubuntu It was interrupted. What do I have to fix if I reissued the command again?
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How are package updates defined as security updates?

I've created and published a mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for Xenial using aptly. This includes xenial and xenial-updates downloaded from my country specific Ubuntu mirror. I've taken xenial-...
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mdadm.conf file needed? How to create and where?

I'm running ubuntu mate 18.04. My system is on an nvme. I had a 4TB HD with all my back ups along with my plex media. I got a second identical HD for Christmas and used it to create a raid1 array ...
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How comes that a mirror can be “one week behind”?

I usually set and recommend a country mirrors pool to avoid this. Nevertheless, on help threads on the french forum, I often see users who sat a specific mirror, trying to optimize speed. When ...
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Mirrored Volume of Windows to Ubuntu RAID 1

I am dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.10. The D:\ Drive has a mirrored volume on another hard disk. I am trying to use mdadm to setup similiar mirroring on Ubuntu so that, regardless which OS I ...
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What is the meaning of role='role-commit-packages' sender=':1.72' in history.log

When checking two twin installs, same sources, same server, same location, sometimes updates are not the same or don't happen at the same time. My understanding of this is that its linked to phased ...
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Why are the by-hash directories on ubuntu mirrors not hard linked?

I noticed that the files in the by-hash directories are not hardlinked to the actual files, as I would have expected. This means that any mirror downloads consume double the time and bandwidth for the ...
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Mirror subset of repository for amd64 Xenial 16.04 only *without* Ubuntu host

I am trying to keep an offline machine (16.04 amd64 laptop) up to date by mirroring the Ubuntu software repositories. Unfortunately, I have a number of constraints beyond my control: Host machine (...
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Qt5 installation default host unreachable

I got a really annoying error when I want to install Qt5 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Network error while downloading 'http://mirrors.ukfast.co.uk/sites/qt.io/online/qtsdkrepository/linux_x64/desktop/licenses/...
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Transferring terabytes of data between two machines efficiently (samba and NFS mounts)

I need to transfer 15 TB of data from one machine to another machine and having failed several times during the past three weeks, I am out of options and do not know what to do. There are two ...
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Error in local repository with Hashes of expected file

I have a local repository with ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04, however 18.04 is not working fine, we are using this source.list: deb [ arch=amd64 trusted=yes ] http://das-repo.cimex.com.cu/Repositorios/...
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Getting iso from mirrors

How do I download the ISO file for a Linux distro from a mirror site? When I open mirrors, it shows a directory with multiple files. What exactly are they?
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When using a country repository pool on sources.list, will update use only up-to-date mirrors?

On software updates, we can choose country pools or specific servers, when checking servers on https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors we can see that some are up-to-date, while others are ...
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How can I prevent apt-mirror from downloading ALL packages

I'm trying to configure apt-mirror, it's working fine for ubuntu upstreams but when I use it for something like GitLab, it downloads all package versions. For example, gitlab-ce is 72GB, each version ...
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How create an Ubuntu 16.04 mirror using rsync

I need create a mirror only of Ubuntu 16.04 and with rsync because is over a CentOS server and can not use apt-mirror or debmirror. If I use rsync -a --bwlimit=128 rsync://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu /...
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au.archive mirror is broken

I'm wondering where do I go to check the status of and report problems to a mirror. The au.archive mirror is down at the moment (I couldn't even connect to it about 30 minutes ago) with it directing ...
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Can a broken off LV mirror leg (from root) be used to create a “mirror-image” of the system it came from?

In other words, if I unplug dev/sde1 -- one of my PV that holds one of the mirrors, can that leg be used to rebuild the system elsewhere? And what are the required steps to rebuild the system? ...
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Is there a way to mirror iOS 9 screen to Ubuntu

I want to mirror my iOS 9.3.5 screen to my Ubuntu 16.04.3. Is that possible? I tried to run reflecter with wine 3.1 but it did not work
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How do I change all my mirrors to HTTPS and not use HTTP for apt? [closed]

The other users who asked this are comfortable with knowing that GPG is used for verification of packages, however I want step by step instructions or a script or a HTTPS sources list which I can use. ...
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List of Ubuntu Mirror with x86 and armhf

is there any mirror of Ubuntu packages with amd64 i586 AND armhf packages? All combined in one repository. I Need this as I use the open Build service as a local instamnce and cant create packages ...
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How do I move my LVM 524GB root partition to a new smaller 500GB SSD - and make a backup prior to the move onto an external HDD?

(running Ubuntu 17.10) I am new to LVM. I am very familiar with GUID Partition Tables (GPT) and using GParted from a Boot-Disk. I read somewhere that the big advantage using LVM is that one can ...
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Using APT on an isolated network with a proxy or mirror

I'm going to be deploying a number of x86_64 machines running Ubuntu 16.04 on an isolated IP network. I will have VPN access to the network, but the network will otherwise not have internet access. ...
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How do I get `apt-get update` to work on a machine with no internet access and manually assigned IP address?

I have set up apt-mirror and downloaded the latest ubuntu packages successfully in a machine that can access the internet. The goal is to use this machine as the repository when doing apt-get update ...
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Lost mirror distro Ubuntu 16.04.03

Struggling with Ubuntu for a while now. Will be trying to do a manual upgrade of Ubuntu Desktop 16.04.03 without USB or CD. Just donated to the upgraded version (16.04.03); Paused the download and ...
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How can I create a mirror and add packages?

So I would like to create a Debian and Ubuntu mirror and add some packages that I cannot find or that are very outdated to it so when I install Linux I can just add this repo and install everything we ...
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What are mirrors?

I know that a mirror is another server which holds the same data to download as the original server. This is easy to understand, but beyond this, I get the impression that the term "mirrors" in Ubuntu ...
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Update the list of download servers

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. As you might know, there is a GUI tool that lets you choose the fastest download server. But the list of servers is outdated. It contains some mirrors which no longer work (e....
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Bad achive mirror during Server 16.04 install

I'm currently trying to do a clean reinstall of Ubuntu Server 16.04.02. I've had varying success with previous installs. Sometimes it installs correctly first time, but has DNS issues when trying to ...
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Ubuntu server version, USB installation, fail in choose archive mirror

I download the Ubuntu server version 16.04 from official site: ubuntu-16.04.2-server-amd64.iso I create the Created a Bootable USB from this ISO. In the install process, there is a step ask me to ...
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What are the best practices to secure a local Ubuntu mirror and prevent it from syncing malicious packages?

Background- We inherited 2 local servers at our firm which mirror the official Canonical Ubuntu repositories for select distro versions using apt-mirror. The servers are supposed to sync nightly, ...
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How to create a local mirror that replicate only the security patches from archive.ubuntu.com [duplicate]

Can anyone help me here. I need a local mirror with all the security patches in the Ubuntu mirror. I don't need any other updates due to security constraint. Tried with apt-get but it has only subset ...
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Getting Ubuntu Package Fresh Install List

I go to Cyber Security competitions, in which I am given an image that is tampered with, making it insecure. One of the steps of securing the image is to get rid of "bad" or "unofficial" packages. ...
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Local Xenial Repo (debmirror) doesn't allow apt-get update Ign

{{NOTE: I have tried every solution in this forum. I've searched. I know some will say this is a duplicate, which it is, but I couldn't add to the other post}} I have a local repo of Xenial (32 and ...
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What practical options does Ubuntu have to make daily personal backups? [duplicate]

To protect my personal data against sudden hard drive failure, I basically began mirroring my internal drives to an external hard drive a while ago. I do this regularly with all of my data partitions, ...
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Is there an official redirector for Ubuntu?

I would like to know if there is an official redirector for Ubuntu like Debian's httpredir.debian.org. As I searched on Google, I found something on the Ubuntu Mailing Lists that was related to this, ...
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Is mirroring of Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 system disk possible? If not, why?

Is it possible to mirror the Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 boot or system disk, for example using mdadm? The only example I've seen online is for an older version of Debian, and is 3 pages long with dozens of ...
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Is there any way to setup a raid device after installation?

I just set up a storage-manager server that I connect via iscsi to my main system and am trying to set up a mirrored volume. The resultant volume would be a mirror of /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdd4, however ...
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Is there any way I can dynamically select a mirror that is closest to me? [duplicate]

Is a mirror automatically selected for downloads based on location, or is there a way to do it dynamically?
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How often are the regional mirrors of ubuntu updated?

Local servers means a server in different countries like in nepal np.archieve.ubuntu.com How often are they sync with the main server to update the packages and ISOs ?