[lug] Initial impressions of Kubuntu
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Wed Nov 15 10:13:31 MST 2006
On Wed, Nov 15, 2006 at 03:18:59AM -0700, Nate Duehr wrote:
> Once you get up and running, you may want to look into digging around
> for a non-generic mirror to point at, the problems Sean mentioned aside.
That's what I've done in the past, but it seems even worse. I always get
"lucky" and pick the mirrors that are just about to get abandoned, or which
have 6 hours of nightly maintenance downtime, or are at max capacity (at all
times except for when I test them). I'm a very Murphy's Law kind of user
apparently. The only thing that will make me happy is if apt has a dozen or
so top choices for mirrors, and automatically fails over (quickly) to the next
in the list when one fails. Apt is not nearly fault-tolerant enough of mirror
failures for my taste.
> The netselect-apt package can help find the "fastest/best" mirror from
> your location... if you agree with the package's definition of
> "fastest/best". Check the docs.
I'll give that a try. I had my own scripts from several years back before
netselect-apt existed that regenerated my sources list. Hopefully
netselect-apt is an improvement, mine wasn't all that great.
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