Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

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samarium
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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by samarium » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:37 am

SysAdmin wrote:
samarium wrote:Can't really agree with "excellent" when I can't use rsync.

Since I can't rsync from the exetel mirror, I probably do 20GB-100GB a month to another mirror that does allow me to use rsync, so I can maintain my own debmirror.
Why not use debmirror with http? It's how our mirror gets generated. debmirror
is nicely picky about what files it needs so it's effectively a diff-type
download anyway.
debmirror is the same either way, it selects what it wants and only rsyncs the files it needs. However, it only makes one connection for every 300 files or whatever the value of --rsync-batch. I also use the rsync method to probe for various optional components such as installers and upgraders and use the to customise the debmirror arguments. It is simpler for me to use rsync for all, and possibly more efficient.

How to you get things like main/dist-upgrader-all main/installer-{i386,amd64} and the various meta-releases?

What debmirror command are you using? Maybe I'm doing things the hard way and debmirror has improved and I can be lazier and my script simpler.
SysAdmin wrote:
samarium wrote: [The other problem with the exetel mirror used to be that it didn't maintain the current development dist, ie currently "precise", so I used to need to look elsewhere for that anyway. Not sure if the current mirror including precise reflects a change of policy or not.
It's maintainment of policy. I try to keep the current live release versions
of ubuntu plus the next upcoming one on the mirror. What happened there is
that the site we were feeding off broke. We've changed that and it should be
updating fine.
Last time I looked it was probably maverick, or maybe even lucid, and it was simply a case of what I wanted wasn't there so went to look elsewhere, haven't looked since until my post and was pleasantly surprised to find precise already happening.

Ncle
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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by Ncle » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:08 pm

Dear Sys Admin,
The Ubuntu dists mirror at http://mirror.exetel.com.au/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu-releases/ seems to be a long way out of date. Would it be possible to restore the link please?

Thanks for your help.

Regards.

Ncle
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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by Ncle » Sun May 15, 2016 7:49 pm

Dear Sys Admin,

My attempts to update Ubuntu 16.04 are failing. On examination, it seems that this is because DEP-11 directories can't be found. These have apparently been introduced with 16.04, and it seems that a reconfig of apt-mirror is required. See, for example,:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1550852

and
https://github.com/apt-mirror/apt-mirror/issues/57

Would it be possible to give this a tweak? As always, thanks for your help. The mirror is much appreciated.

Ncle
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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by Ncle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:31 pm

Dear Sys Admin,

Me again! The Ubuntu mirror seems to have fallen behind for updates at http://mirror.exetel.com.au/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/dists/

Would it be possible to restore it? Thanks for your help. The mirror is much appreciated.

Regards

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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by KavindaS » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:15 pm

Ncle wrote:Dear Sys Admin,

Me again! The Ubuntu mirror seems to have fallen behind for updates at http://mirror.exetel.com.au/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/dists/

Would it be possible to restore it? Thanks for your help. The mirror is much appreciated.

Regards
I have requested our sysadmins to check and reply to your request accordingly.

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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by SysAdmin » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:41 pm

Ncle wrote:Me again! The Ubuntu mirror seems to have fallen behind for updates at http://mirror.exetel.com.au/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/dists/

Would it be possible to restore it? Thanks for your help. The mirror is much appreciated.
Hi,

Thanks for the heads-up. Currently 7% of the way through catching up (it's mid-way through the letter g :) ).

Andrew

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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by SysAdmin » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:14 am

Ncle wrote:Dear Sys Admin,

Me again! The Ubuntu mirror seems to have fallen behind for updates at http://mirror.exetel.com.au/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/dists/

Would it be possible to restore it? Thanks for your help. The mirror is much appreciated.

Regards
Hi,

I believe that it has caught up now. Please give it a go.

Andrew

Ncle
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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by Ncle » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi Andrew,

Yes, updated nicely on the weekend.

One bonus from it falling behind: I missed the Spectre/Meltdown update which caused boot problems on 16.04 (since rectified).

Thanks again. Much appreciated.

Regards,
Stephen

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Re: Ubuntu Mirror Not Updating

Post by Ncle » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:52 am

Dear Sys Admin,

The updates section of the Ubuntu mirror seems to have stopped at 03/02/2018:
http://mirror.exetel.com.au/pub/ubuntu/ubuntu/dists/

Could it be restored when you get a chance please?

Thanks for your help.

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