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#1 2020-12-02 13:11:46

dnss
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Registered: 2020-11-03
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Does apt switch to mirrors automatically when performing an upgrade?

I'm using Beowulf with the regular Devuan.org repos.

I did apt upgrade yesterday and noticed that it was downloading the updates from somewhere other than devuan.org.

It went by pretty quickly so I didn't notice the full message, but I'm pretty sure it said it was retrieving the updates from a domain other than devuan. I can't remember the domain name, I thought it said "fast" in there somewhere, but like I said it went by pretty quickly.

I did poke around in the logs, but couldn't find where the updates came from.

I'm probably being a little paranoid, but I just wanted to make sure that it's normal for a devuan installation to switch to a mirror when upgrading. Hopefully I'm not being completely daft here.

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#2 2020-12-02 13:38:27

dice
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Re: Does apt switch to mirrors automatically when performing an upgrade?

Ive noticed this mirror recently when installing some software, was a few days ago, cant remember what it was exactly.

ftp://devuan.ipacct.com/devuan-cd/

Im not sure how the mirrors work in devuan when you choose local mirror setup but i think it safe to say it pulls in network mirrors that are closest to you geographically.

The mirror you may be thinking of could be in the below link.

https://www.devuan.org/get-devuan

Last edited by dice (2020-12-02 13:40:55)


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#3 2020-12-02 14:49:27

golinux
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Re: Does apt switch to mirrors automatically when performing an upgrade?

Devuan has a round-robin of package mirrors:
http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/mirror_list.txt

iso mirrors and package repository mirrors are two different things.  wink

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#4 2020-12-02 15:24:42

dice
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Re: Does apt switch to mirrors automatically when performing an upgrade?

golinux wrote:

Devuan has a round-robin of package mirrors:
http://pkgmaster.devuan.org/mirror_list.txt

iso mirrors and repository mirrors are two different things.  wink

I thought that when i posted my reply, but was hinting at the actual repo mirror being

devuan.ipacct.com/devuan

Which is feckin fast for my neck of the woods, was getting 4 mb per second on that mirror.


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#5 2020-12-02 16:09:57

golinux
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Re: Does apt switch to mirrors automatically when performing an upgrade?

They do know how to dance in Bulgaria!!

Some iso mirror providers also host a package mirror but not all.  And some package mirrors may not provide iso mirrors.  To lazy to diff the two lists.

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#6 2020-12-02 22:13:46

GlennW
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Registered: 2019-07-18
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Re: Does apt switch to mirrors automatically when performing an upgrade?

The only time I have trouble connecting to the/a mirror is when the repos are being updated, just recently like for kernel 5.9 :-), But I check nearly everyday and notice sometimes for a few days at most the repo is unreachable. When this happens I switch to the main one and not the local mirror for a while.

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