[Slackbuilds-users] Suggestion for Sourceforge mirrors

Eric Hameleers (SBo) alien at slackbuilds.org
Wed Sep 19 19:36:18 UTC 2007

Niki Kovacs schreef:
> Hi,
> More often than not, packages can't be downloaded from the various 
> Sourceforge mirrors.
> One exception I noticed: the Switch mirror 
> (http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net) is *always* reachable, at least in my 
> experience over the last few years. Is it that the swiss are so good at 
> serving files than they are at making wristwatches? Who knows?
> Suggestion: use a direct link to the switch mirror for SF-hosted source 
> tarballs.

I think I would never allow the use of a single SourceForge mirror in
a SBo submission.
I used to use a single mirror site long ago, until that mirror went
offline and I had to update all my scripts.
It is better (and works all the time) to add "--connect-timeout=30" to
the wget command of a sf.net download. When the first mirror does not
answer, wget switches to the next after those 30 seconds, and so on,
until it finds one that answers. May take a little longer but you will
get your  download.


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