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#1 2004-02-10 20:16:55

whol
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Registered: 2004-02-04
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Arch Linux on OSnews.com

Their latest story:

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5971

http://www.osnews.com/

"Conclusion
Arch Linux is a great distro for the expert user who want a customized Linux installation without the hassle of hunting for packages and dependencies."

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#2 2004-02-11 00:28:32

srey
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From: San Diego
Registered: 2004-02-06
Posts: 51

Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

A very good review.

Lots of nice comments there, if you can get through all the Slackware/Debian zealots trolling to push their distros.

Get ready for an influx of new users, people (like me, a week ago)!


Arch 0.6 - Kernel 2.6.5 - Fluxbox 0.9.8

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#3 2004-02-11 12:29:46

hkctr
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Registered: 2003-09-10
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Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

Might have to get some mirrors up soon.  The server is going to get hammered by all the people test driving Arch.  I just downloaded an update and it came down at a blistering 11.4kps.  Usually I get about 80kps or so.

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#4 2004-02-11 12:51:59

andy
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From: Germany
Registered: 2002-10-11
Posts: 374

Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

errr ....
http://www.archlinux.org/download.php
looks like a bunch of mirrors to me ...

Also, I do put a German site to the top in /etc/pacman.conf - the latest version of pacman.conf even has that recomendation.

For a rough estimate I would ping all the sites listed in /etc/pacman.conf and put the ones with the smallest ping times to the top.

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#5 2004-02-11 13:40:27

whol
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Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

I believe Gentoo has a utility that will test all your mirrors, and arrange them in order of speed in your mirror file. Perhaps Arch Linux could have such a utility?

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#6 2004-02-11 14:10:48

kritoke
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From: Texas, USA
Registered: 2003-08-01
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Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

I believe Gentoo has a utility that will test all your mirrors, and arrange them in order of speed in your mirror file.

Yea, it does, I think it is called mirror select.  It would be nice to have a similar utility for arch, I wouldn't think it would be too bad to program, I just wish I could program better, as I would make a program myself.

Kritoke


http://counter.li.org/ Registered Linux User #318963 kritoke@jabber.org

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#7 2004-02-11 16:04:49

lanrat
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From: Poland
Registered: 2003-10-28
Posts: 1,274

Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

Try netselect (pacman -S netselect). See http://www.worldvisions.ca/~apenwarr/ne … index.html.
You can also try mtr (pacman -S mtr). It works under console and has it's own gui.
EDIT: Not enough packages in AL? Blahh. :-)

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#8 2004-02-19 18:58:57

dunbar
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From: Central New Hampshire USA
Registered: 2002-08-14
Posts: 106
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Re: Arch Linux on OSnews.com

LWN.net mailing list just released to the public talks about and links to that OS News review, expect another surge soon!

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