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    Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Main and US Main aren't always the best. Pick a mirror that's close to you geographically and is tied to a university to guarantee the fastest speeds. Also, take note that the "pick the best server" function is complete crap. I live in the US and it gave me German server.

    Anyway, here's my sources.list:

    Code:
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Alpha i386 (20090928)]/ lucid main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.
    
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid main restricted
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid main restricted
    
    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-updates main restricted
    
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
    ## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid universe
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid universe
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-updates universe
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-updates universe
    
    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid multiverse
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid multiverse
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-updates multiverse
    
    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    deb-src http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ lucid-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    
    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository.
    ## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
    ## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu lucid partner
    
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xorg-edgers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid-security restricted main multiverse universe
    deb http://mirror.cc.columbia.edu/pub/linux/ubuntu/archive/ karmic-proposed restricted main multiverse universe
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/testing/ubuntu karmic main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/testing/ubuntu karmic main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/libs/ubuntu karmic main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/rvm/libs/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ###### Third-Party Repos ######
    
    ## Medibuntu
    deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ karmic free non-free
    
    ## Upstream Opera
    deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ testing non-free
    
    ## Wine
    deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/ karmic main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    
    ## Dropbox
    deb http://linux.getdropbox.com/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Boxee
    # deb http://apt.boxee.tv jaunty main
    
    ## VirtualBox
    deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian karmic non-free
    
    ## Back in Time
    deb http://le-web.org/repository stable main
    
    ## UbuntuOne
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/beta/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntuone/beta/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Google
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main
    deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ testing non-free main
    
    ## Miro
    deb http://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/pculture.org/miro/linux/repositories/ubuntu karmic/
    
    ## Mendeley
    deb http://www.mendeley.com/repositories/xUbuntu_9.04 /
    
    ###### PPA ######
    
    ## X updates (stable) AF1CDFA9
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Karmic testing 40618B66 
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefirstm/karmic-testing/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/thefirstm/karmic-testing/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Experimental boot
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-boot/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-boot/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Karmic kernel (Andy Whitcroft) CB0B05C0 
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/apw/jaunty-kernel/ubuntu karmic main restricted
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/apw/jaunty-kernel/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/apw/ppa/ubuntu karmic main restricted
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/apw/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## VDPAU-team
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/nvidia-vdpau/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Transitional
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/apw/staging/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/apw/staging/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## ZgegBlog's Themes 881574DE 
    deb http://debian.vogelweith.com/ intrepid zgegthemes
    # deb-src http://debian.vogelweith.com/ intrepid zgegthemes
    
    ## Bisigi themes
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/dev/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/dev/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Chromium 4E5E17B5
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/chromium-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Mozilla Daily
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    # wxWidgets/wxPython repository at apt.wxwidgets.org
    deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ jaunty-wx main
    # deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ jaunty-wx main
    
    ## UNetBootin
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gezakovacs/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## EarCandy
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/earcandy-devel/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/earcandy-devel/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    
    ## Liferea
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/liferea/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/liferea/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Webkit 2D9A3C5B 
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webkit-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## bcmwl
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/albertomilone/broadcom-sta/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/albertomilone/broadcom-sta/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/timg-tpi/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/timg-tpi/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## gtg
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gtg/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/gtg/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
    
    ## MSN-Pecan B85366AC
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/msn-pecan/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/msn-pecan/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Anjal for Evo
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/paulliu/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/paulliu/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Banshee unstable
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-unstable-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/banshee-unstable-team/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Network Manager
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/network-manager/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/network-manager/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## TortoiseHG
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tortoisehg-ppa/releases/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tortoisehg-ppa/releases/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Listen
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/listen-devel/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/listen-devel/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Exaile
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/exaile-devel/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/exaile-devel/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Empathy
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/telepathy/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## LCD text improvements?
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/improved-lcd-filtering/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/improved-lcd-filtering/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Pidgin dev
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/pidgin/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/iaz/pidgin/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Moblin
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/moblin/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/moblin/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Bazaar
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-beta-ppa/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bzr-beta-ppa/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbzr-dev/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## uzbl browser
    # deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/pplr/uzbl/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/pplr/uzbl/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## Gnome-Shell
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/testing/ubuntu karmic main
    # deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ricotz/testing/ubuntu karmic main
    
    ## E17
    deb http://packages.enlightenment.org/ubuntu karmic main extras
    
    ## Ubuntu tweak
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-tweak-testing/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gnote/ppa/ubuntu karmic main #Gnote
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/do-core/ppa/ubuntu karmic main #GNOME Do
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa/ubuntu karmic main #Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team
    deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian stable non-free #Skype
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/shutter/ppa/ubuntu karmic main #Shutter
    deb http://www.01.246.ne.jp/~hatch/original/xnp2/ ./
    deb-src http://www.01.246.ne.jp/~hatch/original/xnp2/ ./

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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    That is good for i386/x64, but what about LPIA? For that, it seems there are no mirrors - only ports.ubuntu.com.

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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starks View Post
    Also, take note that the "pick the best server" function is complete crap. I live in the US and it gave me German server.
    Not in my experience. It has always worked well for me. The servers that are geographically closest are not always the servers that will work best for you.

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    Wink Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    I get good response from Northeastern University in Boston. Since I'm in southern New Hampshire that's physically relatively close. Electrically might be different I have no way of knowing. They seem to be right up to date on the development stuff, Anyway it's:

    mirrors.ccs.new.edu

    as found on System > Administration > Software Sources > Download from ....

    Jerry

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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Starks View Post
    Also, take note that the "pick the best server" function is complete crap. I live in the US and it gave me German server.
    You should have a look in the terminal after you hit that button. You will see how the app determines the best mirror. It does work, if the US servers are busy and a German server has better roundtrips and what-not, it will select that one. It works, that you don't like using German mirrors is besides the point.

    Because something doesn't match expectation, doesn't mean it is crap.
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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Using UK server (I'm based just outside London). Best server suggests that I use a Maltese server
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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    On development versions (alphas, betas etc) I use the main server. Then I can have all the updates without delay. I guess there are less development version testers than stable users, so there probably isn´t too much overhaul for the main server in that case.

    On stable I use Estonian or whatever is best.

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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by jerrylamos View Post
    I get good response from Northeastern University in Boston. Since I'm in southern New Hampshire that's physically relatively close. Electrically might be different I have no way of knowing. They seem to be right up to date on the development stuff, Anyway it's:

    mirrors.ccs.new.edu

    as found on System > Administration > Software Sources > Download from ....

    Jerry
    Southern NH here too. I think you mean:

    mirrors.ccs.neu.edu

    I use the MIT Media Lab (ubuntu.media.mit.edu). Usually get ~2000 kB/s. It's only 15 hops with zero packet loss, so I consider it the most solid I've tried. Oh, and of course you have a way of knowing "electrically"! Here's the pathping to your mirror from Hudson, NH:

    Code:
    C:\Windows\system32>pathping -q 5 mirrors.ccs.neu.edu
    
    Tracing route to krypton.ccs.neu.edu [129.10.116.76]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:
      0  SysAdmin.xxx.lan [192.168.1.192]
      1  gateway.xxx.com [63.119.xxx.xxx]
      2  Loopback0.GW3.BOS4.ALTER.NET [137.39.3.77]
      3  0.so-0-1-1.XL4.BOS4.ALTER.NET [152.63.22.174]
      4  0.so-7-0-0.XL4.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.17.97]
      5  0.xe-8-1-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.3.134]
      6  204.255.173.54
      7  vlan51.ebr1.NewYork2.Level3.net [4.69.138.222]
      8  ae-4-4.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net [4.69.141.17]
      9  ae-1-8.bar2.Boston1.Level3.net [4.69.140.97]
     10  ae-0-11.bar1.Boston1.Level3.net [4.69.140.89]
     11  ae-7-7.car1.Boston1.Level3.net [4.69.132.241]
     12  NORTHEASTER.car1.Boston1.Level3.net [63.211.169.158]
     13  129.10.6.117
     14  icore-sl1-p2p-sliCore2.cne.neu.edu [129.10.6.11]
     15  10.2.24.17
     16  129.10.24.101
     17  krypton.ccs.neu.edu [129.10.116.76]
    
    Computing statistics for 21 seconds...
                Source to Here   This Node/Link
    Hop  RTT    Lost/Sent = Pct  Lost/Sent = Pct  Address
      0                                           SysAdmin.xxx.lan [192.168.1.192]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      1    0ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  gateway.xxx.com [63.119.xxx.xxx]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      2    6ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  Loopback0.GW3.BOS4.ALTER.NET [137.39.3.77]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      3    5ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  0.so-0-1-1.XL4.BOS4.ALTER.NET [152.63.22.174]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      4   16ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  0.so-7-0-0.XL4.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.17.97]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      5   15ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  0.xe-8-1-0.BR2.NYC4.ALTER.NET [152.63.3.134]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      6   18ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  204.255.173.54
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      7   15ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  vlan51.ebr1.NewYork2.Level3.net [4.69.138.222]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      8   16ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  ae-4-4.ebr1.NewYork1.Level3.net [4.69.141.17]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
      9   24ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  ae-1-8.bar2.Boston1.Level3.net [4.69.140.97]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     10   19ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  ae-0-11.bar1.Boston1.Level3.net [4.69.140.89]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     11   40ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  ae-7-7.car1.Boston1.Level3.net [4.69.132.241]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     12   19ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  NORTHEASTER.car1.Boston1.Level3.net [63.211.169.158]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     13  ---       5/   5 =100%     5/   5 =100%  129.10.6.117
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     14  ---       5/   5 =100%     5/   5 =100%  icore-sl1-p2p-sliCore2.cne.neu.edu [129.10.6.11]
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     15  ---       5/   5 =100%     5/   5 =100%  10.2.24.17
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     16  ---       5/   5 =100%     5/   5 =100%  129.10.24.101
                                    0/   5 =  0%   |
     17   18ms     0/   5 =  0%     0/   5 =  0%  krypton.ccs.neu.edu [129.10.116.76]
    
    Trace complete.
    YMMV of course. I don't know if there is a equivalent Linux console command other than tracert.
    Last edited by tekstr1der; November 12th, 2009 at 01:20 AM. Reason: Public IP Showing. Oops.

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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by tekstr1der View Post
    [/CODE]

    YMMV of course. I don't know if there is a equivalent Linux console command other than tracert.
    mtr perhaps?
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    Re: Lucid mirrors. Are you taking advantage of them?

    Quote Originally Posted by slakkie View Post
    mtr perhaps?
    Definitely, thanks! Guess I never looked hard enough. As with most things Linux, this is an even better tool.

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