Software mirrors at UK2

by on Nov.05, 2008, under System Administration

I was just tweaking some settings on the mirror server I maintain, and it occurred to me that I hadn’t posted about this before.

I’ve set up a UK2 software mirrors server, mirroring several projects:

  • CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network

    Via: HTTP and FTP
    (To use from, use the following commands in the CPAN shell:)

    > o conf urllist unshift
    > o conf commit
  • Linux Kernel Archives from
    HTTP: /pub/linux and /pub/software
    FTP: /pub/linux and /pub/software.
  • Slackware Linux (latest version and slackware-current):
    Via HTTP and FTP
  • Arch Linux:
    Via HTTP and FTP

    To use, add the following to /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

    Server =$repo/os/i686

    (If you have a 64 bit system, replace i686 with x86_64)

Obviously, the server and bandwidth are kindly provided by UK2.NET – it’s nice for us to be able to give something back to the Open Source community, since we use quite a lot of Open Source software.

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