[arch-general] Howto find alternate ABS source download mirror?

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Mon Oct 10 19:18:10 EDT 2011

On 10-10-2011 23:13, Karol Blazewicz wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:11 AM, Karol Blazewicz
> <karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 12:05 AM, David C. Rankin
>> <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
>>> Guys,
>>>  Where do I find a list of ABS download mirrors?
>>>  I was working with ffmpeg and the download from ftp.archlinux.org was
>>> painfully slow due to the throttled connection. Is there somewhere mirrors
>>> for ABS sources are listed? Usually it doesn't matter because most sources
>>> are relatively small, but with packages like ffmpeg (50 meg), the throttling
>>> difference can be extreme. Thanks.
>>> --
>>> David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
>> I think you're mixing things up, ABS doesn't hold sources, they are
>> defined in the PKGBUILDS, they are just urls.
> Sorry, should have checked the PKGBUILD in question first. indeed,
> ffmpeg is one of the packages we have sources in
> ftp://ftp.archlinux.org/other/
> Sorry for the noise.

abs -t might do the trick for you, it will sync via tarball from the
mirror you use for packages. At least it's what abs -h says and what is
defined in /etc/abs.conf
Never tried it myself though.

Mauro Santos

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