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Thread: Local Zim Repository Guide

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Talking Local Zim Repository Guide


    Please find details on how to connect to our local repository
    below. This repository is up to date, and checks for package updates twice a day to ensure that security patches/updates are available when released internationally.

    Connection to the mirror is provided free to all Zimbabweans, regardless of your ISP, so that you may experience lightning fast downloads at the maximum speed of your internet connection, without having to pay the price of international bandwidth
    on your quota.

    Unfortunately, to connect to this repository, you may need to perform some old skool sources.list file editing, until we can come up with a better solution for you... (which we are looking into)

    The repository is being updated constantly and will contain all the new well as ISO's. You may download Ubuntu iso's from this site:

    To connect to our Local repository, please specify the following in your sources.list file
    as per below, then run "apt-get update".

    You may need to comment out all other entries in the sources.list with a "#", and only leave our settings.

    Please do not add deb-src, the sources still have not been added to the repository as yet.

    N.B only add the version of ubuntu that you are using to your sources.list

    # Hardy Heron 8.04
    deb hardy main restricted universe multiverse
    deb hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb hardy-security main restricted universe multiverse

    # Debian Etch4.0
    deb etch main contrib non-free
    deb proposed-updates main contrib non-free
    deb-amd64 etch main contrib non-free
    deb-amd64 proposed-updates main contrib non-free

    # Gutsy Gibbon 7.10
    deb gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
    deb gutsy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb gutsy-security main restricted universe multiverse

    # Fiesty Fawn 7.04
    deb feisty main restricted universe multiverse
    deb feisty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb feisty-security main restricted universe multiverse

    # Intrepid 8.10
    deb intrepid main restricted universe multiverse
    deb intrepid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    deb intrepid-security main restricted universe multiverse

    This repository is setup primarily for Local Zimbabweans,
    therefore international users may experience severely slow connections,if not constant time outs.

    Lastly, a big thank you to Yoafrica for their hosting and bandwidth contributions to the Ubuntu Zimbabwe Team.

    Any feedback is much appreciated, and if you need help, please
    contact us on

    Last edited by kthaker; October 21st, 2008 at 10:05 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Local Zim Repository Guide

    Hey Kalpesh, many thanks dude!!!
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