buckyb
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Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:53 am

I find that in Johannesburg the download speeds when applying apt-get update & apt-get upgrade in wheezy are only around 20 kbps ie about 10% of my available speed of 200 kbps. It seems the downloads are coming from a .in server. I know there are mirrors locally so I installed <synaptic manager> to see if there was an alternative source as with Ubuntu. Nothing comes up. Can anyone comment on this please. And what is a good test site to use in Speedtest to measure internet performance from the source(s) used with apt-get update & apt-get upgrade?

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:41 am

Do you see that reference to a ".ind" server when you type the command sudo apt-get update?. I see only references to raspbian.org and raspberrypi.org here:

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pi@rpi ~ $ sudo apt-get update
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy Release.gpg
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy Release
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy Release
Hit http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy/main armhf Packages
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/main armhf Packages
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/contrib armhf Packages
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/non-free armhf Packages
Hit http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/rpi armhf Packages
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://archive.raspberrypi.org wheezy/main Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/contrib Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/main Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/rpi Translation-en_GB
Ign http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org wheezy/rpi Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
pi@rpi ~ $
Did you add some ppa to the raspbian repository?.

Take a look to the file /etc/apt/sources.list and to the folder /etc/apt/sources.list.d.

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:02 pm

buckyb wrote:I find that in Johannesburg the download speeds when applying apt-get update & apt-get upgrade in wheezy are only around 20 kbps ie about 10% of my available speed of 200 kbps. It seems the downloads are coming from a .in server. I know there are mirrors locally so I installed <synaptic manager> to see if there was an alternative source as with Ubuntu. Nothing comes up. Can anyone comment on this please. And what is a good test site to use in Speedtest to measure internet performance from the source(s) used with apt-get update & apt-get upgrade?
Unfortunately while we have one mirror in south africa they did not respond to a request for permission to include them in the mirror redirection system and I will not include mirrors in the mirror redirection system without explicit permission from their operators to do so. If you want to use them manually you can find the mirror list at http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianMirrors

Unfortunately the software used to run the mirror redirection system has no concept that some combinations of regions are better interconnected than others. So while I would guess that you would most likely be better off with a mirror in europe than one in india the software running the mirror redirection system has no way to determine that.

I can put in overrides to drive south african traffic towards europe rather than india. What is the performance like for you downloading stuff from http://mirror.de.leaseweb.net or http://mirror.nl.leaseweb.net ?

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:10 pm

Tsinghua University. Do you know something we don't? :o

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:50 pm

joan wrote:Tsinghua University. Do you know something we don't? :o
They set up a mirror, told me about it and agreed to be included in the mirror redirection system for worldwide traffic but the mirror has been plauged with connectivity problems and so their entry in the mirror redirection system was first restricted to china only and then later disabled completely.

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:58 pm

I tried apt-get again and this time there was no reference to .in . My download speed was 16.3 kbps. I did not add any repository to the ppa. synaptic manager ignored that command.

The files in ..sources.. show
deb http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ wheezy main
deb http://raspberrypi.collabora.com wheezy rpi

# Wolfram Research, Inc. APT Repository (for WolframEngine)
deb http://repository.wolfram.com/raspbian/ stable non-free

Sorry, I need to do some reading on how to use this system fully to get the lines I had into the window!

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:08 pm

The Speedtests that I got were 1.76 Mbps locally and 1.73 to the leaseweb sites DE and NL. It would be fine by me if you want to direct them as the preferred server. Thank you for your help.

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:08 pm

I contacted Tenet regarding the mirror redirect. They were going to make contact if they agreed to it. Did Pugwash hear anything more?

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Re: Update Mirrors?

Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:10 pm

Oops... Sorry..Plugwash

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