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#1 2022-09-24 21:08:37

amc252
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[SOLVED] netselect-apt output

Hi,

I have installed netselect-apt but when I run it the output is:

        http://debian.osuosl.org/debian/
	http://mirror.dal.nexril.net/debian/
	http://mirror.it.ubc.ca/debian/
	http://debian.osuosl.org/debian/
	http://mirror.estone.ca/debian/
	http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
	http://mirror.steadfast.net/debian/

that is, debian mirrors.
If I use the option |release_codename| chimaera I get:

$ sudo netselect-apt release_codename| chimaera
bash: chimaera: command not found
Invalid distribution: release_codename

So, how do I get to find out the fastest devuan mirrror?

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#2 2022-09-24 21:23:27

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

Just use the round-robin redirector, as suggested on the Devuan site.

https://www.devuan.org/os/packages

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2022-09-24 21:23:40)


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#3 2022-09-24 21:35:03

amc252
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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

Hi,

in the page you indicated there is no mention of a round-robin redirector.
Also, is the netselect-apt package usable in Devuan?

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#4 2022-09-24 22:04:14

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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

amc252 wrote:

in the page you indicated there is no mention of a round-robin redirector

Yes there is. Read it again. The page doesn't use that term but it only provides a single repository URL. Use it.

amc252 wrote:

is the netselect-apt package usable in Devuan?

Doesn't look like it but that package has been irrelevant in Debian for several years now. CDNs ftw!


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#5 2022-09-24 22:46:00

amc252
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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

Thanks for the clarification.

Odd to keep in the repo a package that points to debian mirror though.

Just for curiosity, I ping-ed some of the mirrors in http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/mirror_list.txt

the closest to my location and the faster would be ocf.berkeley.edu (time=19.9 ms)
Too bad it gives an error "Release is expired (invalid since 314d 18h 52min 26s)"
the next best option, was dev.beard.ly ( time=41.6 ms)
whereas pkgmaster.devuan.org was ( time=183 ms)

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#6 2022-09-24 22:57:20

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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

Don't use pkgmaster.devuan.org, that's the main mirror.

The URL given on the page to which I linked should be optimal for everybody all around the world. That's why it's the only URL listed.


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#7 2022-09-24 23:00:24

amc252
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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

Thanks.

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#8 2022-09-24 23:24:17

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] netselect-apt output

@amc252 . . . FYI this is how Devuan package mirrors are built.

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