[arch-general] A mirror question

Gregory Eric Sanderson gzou2000 at gmail.com
Thu May 20 19:51:22 EDT 2010

rankmirrors tests all the mirrors in a file that you give it. So you could
copy /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist and edit it to only contain mirrors in the US.
That should give you a pretty good idea of which mirrors are best without
trying to manually find a mirror that's geographically near you.

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM, Keith Hinton <keithint1234 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I was wondering what the best mirror would be for someone living ni Ohio?
> I'm curious if there are better mirrors than what I'm currently using?
> The present mirror I'm using is the esanews mirror, and I frequently get
> this while performing pacman upgrades with pacman -Syu:
> Could not download community.db and other such messages.
> Are there better mirrors in general?
> Or should I run the mirrorrank script?
> Hopefully the mirror script will use a U.S mirror as I live in the U.S.
> I mention Ohio because that's the state I live in presently, and am only
> trying to figure out if I could find a mirror that might be closer, or
> whatever.
> Thanks!
> Happy Arch linuxing!
> Regards, --Keith

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