[lug] Initial impressions of Kubuntu

Daniel Webb lists at danielwebb.us
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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