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Software sources (synaptic also)

Postby davidonly on Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:45 am

I live in Taiwan and there are no Taiwanese mirrors listed in Software Sources (I am NOT talking about apt package sources, but where they are cached). Obviously this slows things down. What can I do? PS: This is a NEW problem. I installed Mint 11 over ubuntu three months ago and did not have this problem. This is a fresh install.

I can live with it, but if anyone has a solution - THANK YOU!
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Re: Software sources (synaptic also)

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:51 am

* Moved to Non-technical Question subforum from Software and Applications
davidonly wrote:(I am NOT talking about apt package sources, but where they are cached

I don't follow, you use mirrors to achieve a faster connection to 'apt package sources'. Packages are cached locally on the drive and have nothing to do with mirrors.

You can see a list of mirrors here -> http://www.linuxmint.com/mirrors.php
While there isn't a specific Taiwanese mirror, you can at least find a mirror location closest to you.
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Re: Software sources (synaptic also)

Postby AlbertP on Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:05 pm

The mirrors in Software Sources & proxima_centauri's website are the mirrors of the small Linux Mint repository.

I think you want a mirror for the Ubuntu repository instead: the Ubuntu repository contains some 99% of the packages.
You can go to the Others tab, and there edit Ubuntu and Recommended Updates.

The mirror addresses can be found here: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors
There are quite some Taiwanese mirrors in the list.
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Re: Software sources (synaptic also)

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:45 pm

AlbertP wrote:The mirrors in Software Sources & proxima_centauri's website are the mirrors of the small Linux Mint repository.

Ah, of course. Thank you for providing the relevant information. :)
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Re: Software sources (synaptic also)

Postby DrHu on Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:50 pm

For any Linux, you can always seek the fastest mirror, or just settle for the provided lists..
    The fastest may not always be the best
    --reliability goes beyond speed.
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-select ... buntu.html
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/09/0 ... -synaptic/
http://blog.mypapit.net/2008/01/find-fa ... t-apt.html
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