Choosing the Right Repository

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Choosing the "right" repository

Generally speaking any ONE of the many official software repositories will work - no matter where in the world you are, - but in reality choosing one of the closest software repositories to your location will help you to get the quickest download speeds when updating or adding software packages.

For those speed freaks among us there is the Repo Speed Test. When ran it will check the repos listing the fastest download time.

To run the Repo Speed Test, open a console window and as root run the following command:

apt-sources-update

Just follow the on-screen prompts.


PCLinuxOS Synaptic File/Software Mirror Status Report
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php/topic,87378.0.html

Change your repository using Synaptic

For information on changing your default software repository using Synaptic, Synaptic Software Manager click here.

Change your repository manually

You can edit the sources.list file found at /etc/apt/sources.list using your choice of text editors. Root permissions are required. To enable a repository, simply remove the comment symbol (#) that precedes the repository you would like to activate, and add one to the beginning of the previously active repository.

NOTE: You should NEVER have more than one software repository enabled at one time!

The sources.list file

The following is a list of official PCLinuxOS software repositories as they appear in the most recent /etc/apt/sources.list file:

This listing last updated 3 January 2013

  1. Package repository URL's, working as of 01/16/2013
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  3. Please enable only ONE (1) entry apart from the megagames repo!!!
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rpm http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/ megagames megagames

rpm http://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://pclinuxos.fi/pub/linux/ 2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp.belnet.be/pclinuxonline.com/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp-srv2.kddilabs.jp/Linux/packages/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr/pub/linux/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp2.ie.freesbie.org/pub/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://kambing.ui.ac.id/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp.klid.dk/ftp/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://ftp.jaist.ac.jp/pub/Linux/PCLinuxOS/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://pclinuxos.c3sl.ufpr.br/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

# rpm http://mirrors.xservers.ro/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/ pclinuxos/2010 main updates nonfree kde games xfce4

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