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#1 2010-09-09 11:51:50

drlizau
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Registered: 2010-04-26
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alpha 2 cb-welcome

This started for me, and then i noted it was downloading from distant repositories (de).
I stopped it and changed the repos to local ones and then restarted.
I remember gentoo having a package which found your closest repos and then set the config script to use them. I think that type of package would be an improvement for the script. I don´t know if debian even has one.

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#2 2010-09-09 12:51:16

FiniteStateMachine
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From: Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2009-06-29
Posts: 1,489

Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

from what i understand, de is a sane default, as it gets good speeds from pretty much everywhere. Whereas other mirrors are only good when your close.
I've had no issue using de mirrors.

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#3 2010-09-09 14:47:32

snowpine
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Registered: 2008-11-24
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Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

de is a good default; just edit your /etc/apt/sources.list if you prefer a different mirror (or use something like smxi).

There is also an app called netselect that claims to find the fastest mirror; haven't tried it personally.

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#4 2010-09-09 15:56:12

FiniteStateMachine
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Registered: 2009-06-29
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Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

I tried an online selector, though i've never tried netselect. The problem is, at least with the online program i tried, is it takes your current speeds. It doesn't look at how reliable the mirror is in giving you speeds at other times. It would be better to select a mirror thats slightly slower, but has a reliable speed, rather then one that has spikes of high and low.

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#5 2010-09-09 18:47:34

wuy
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Registered: 2009-02-05
Posts: 76

Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

The "Software Sources" app (also called from within Synaptic when choosing the repositories) has mirror tests.

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#6 2010-09-11 05:36:18

johnraff
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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
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Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

Last edited by johnraff (2010-09-11 05:41:34)

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#7 2010-11-24 02:12:49

rstrcogburn
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From: NM - The Land of Enchantment
Registered: 2010-06-12
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Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

@corenominal

great job on the cb-welcome script, saves lots of time typing stuff and trying to remember every little apache mod or some component for packaging.. I pretty much use every thing out of it except the extra xfce session


Pack em in snow!

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#8 2010-11-24 02:27:33

corenominal
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From: Lincoln, UK
Registered: 2008-11-20
Posts: 5,131
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Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

@rstrcogburn, I am glad you like it. smile

I am not sure it will exist in its current form in the next release, but the scripts will be available. Maybe add them to the "settings" menu or something. Just thinking out loud. wink

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#9 2010-11-29 17:07:24

brokenpike
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Registered: 2010-03-21
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Re: alpha 2 cb-welcome

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