Official archive mirrors of Ubuntu

I have always wondered if a place describing the status of the different official mirrors for Ubuntu repositories existed.
Well, it does :)
Aaron Whitehouse has mentioned it on the ubuntu-devel mailing list, quite an interesting page. You can find it here:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+archivemirrors

I never realized that some mirrors could be one week behind.. That is currently the case for some gutsy mirrors in France.

Update (071010):
ubuntu-devel thread (please read down the thread)

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7 thoughts on “Official archive mirrors of Ubuntu

  1. the “best” solution i think is to use two or more mirros at the same time, when i was using Ubuntu i had a french mirror (Orange), and then the official Ubuntu mirror.

    Updated packages are taken from the french mirror, outdated are juste taken from the official :D it’s a good way to have an updated stuff when using a French mirror.

    Let’s try it :)

  2. I don’t know how accurate “one week behind” actually is. My mirror (UCT LEG) updates every night from the main mirror, but is always listed as a week behind.

    So, take it with a pinch of salt.

  3. Hmm, interesting thread. I should subscribe to the list.

    Personally I don’t think any mirrors would mind being probed a couple of times a day. We all have the bandwidth for *that*. And the prober doesn’t even need to download the file, just check that it’s there and has the right size & date.

  4. I’m a bit sad, I realise that this update will be the first one I won’t do since the warty to hoary one.

    Note for the Ubuntu users:

    If I were you, I’d update just before the final release. It’s stable enough and the servers still not overloaded.

    If you want something more secure, wait a week after the release, have a look at the feedbacks on the forum to know potential issues you can expect (don’t be too paranoid, forums are full of people having problems) during your upgrade. For the french users, move to the servers in Belgium or Switzerland if the french ones are too slow.

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