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  1. update mirrors not up to date?

    Using Mandriva 2007.0

    Maybe I'm just unlucky, but looking at a few mirrors they all seem to
    be a week or so out of date. I know there have been security
    advisories since then. Usually the mirrors that I look at are only
    a couple of days behind.

    Any idea what is (not) going on?


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    Peter D.

  2. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 16:30:39 +1000, Peter D. wrote:
    > Using Mandriva 2007.0
    >
    > Maybe I'm just unlucky, but looking at a few mirrors they all seem to
    > be a week or so out of date.


    I can relate. My first pick mirror have been
    "Sorry, max connection limit (421) exceeded"
    for about a week now.

    I know there have been security
    > advisories since then. Usually the mirrors that I look at are only
    > a couple of days behind.
    >
    > Any idea what is (not) going on?


    Not me.
    I can suggest using wget to pull directory contents for media_info from, say,
    ftp://(ftp mirror here)/mandrake/official/2007.0/i586/media/media_info
    and use grep hdlist_main_updates.cz *.idx
    to pick a better mirror.

    Quick untested gen_idx script example follows:
    Feel free to include the #*** comment lines


    #*********** start of gen_idx kludge ******************
    _ifs_bkup=$IFS
    _loc=pub/linux/mandrake/official/2007.0/i586/media/media_info/

    /bin/rm -f .listing*
    /bin/rm -f index.htm*

    while read line ; do

    wget --no-remove-listing $line/$_loc
    if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
    IFS="$_ifs_bkup"
    IFS=" /"
    set -- $line
    _node=$3
    IFS="$_ifs_bkup"
    mv .listing ${_node}.idx
    fi

    /bin/rm -f .listing*
    /bin/rm -f index.htm*
    done < ftp.list

    echo "Directory listings in *.idx files"

    #************** end untested gen_idx kludge ******************

    Be sure to do a
    chmod +x gen_idx
    ./gen_idx To execute.

    ftp.list is a ftp mirror list from http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/.

    To get the list, just click proceed to step 2 then view source.
    Save mirror list and parse out ftp mirror names, one per line, into ftp.list.
    Small untested sample ftp.list for testing follows:

    ftp://mirror.inspire.net.nz
    ftp://ftp.ntua.gr
    ftp://ftp.esat.net
    ftp://mirrors.secsup.org


    Note: mirrors are NOT standardized as to location of Mandriva directory.

    For extra points read,
    http://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html

  3. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    Peter D. wrote:
    > Using Mandriva 2007.0
    >
    > Maybe I'm just unlucky, but looking at a few mirrors they all seem to
    > be a week or so out of date.


    Someone asked about this on the security-discuss email list today,
    and Vincent Danen replied (at 10:09:05 -0600) that he would look into
    it.

    http://www.mandriva.com/en/mailing_lists/securitylists

  4. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 16:30:39 +1000, Peter D. wrote:
    >> Using Mandriva 2007.0
    >>
    >> Maybe I'm just unlucky, but looking at a few mirrors they all seem to
    >> be a week or so out of date.

    >
    > I can relate. My first pick mirror have been
    > "Sorry, max connection limit (421) exceeded"
    > for about a week now.


    Not the problem I am experiencing at all. The mirrors are talking
    to me, but it looks like Mandriva is not talking to the mirrors.
    None of the ones I have looked at have any updates newer than the
    fourth of the fourth.

    > I know there have been security
    >> advisories since then. Usually the mirrors that I look at are only
    >> a couple of days behind.
    >>
    >> Any idea what is (not) going on?

    >
    > Not me.
    > I can suggest using wget to pull directory contents for media_info from,
    > say,
    > ftp://(ftp mirror
    > here)/mandrake/official/2007.0/i586/media/media_info


    The (ftp mirror here) is what I am interested in. Does the mirror
    of your choice have any recent updates? If so, could you please
    post it so that everyone one the newsgroup can swamp that server?
    Maybe not the best thing to do, but do you see any files newer than
    12 days ago?

    The following have been cut and pasted from various security
    advisory emails for Mandriva Linux 2007.0:

    2007.0/i586/x11-data-xkbdata-1.0.1-6.1mdv2007.0.noarch.rpm

    2007.0/i586/apache-mod_perl-2.0.2-8.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    2007.0/i586/apache-mod_perl-devel-2.0.2-8.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm

    2007.0/i586/madwifi-source-0.9.3-1.1mdv2007.0.noarch.rpm
    2007.0/i586/wpa_gui-0.5.5-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    2007.0/i586/wpa_supplicant-0.5.5-2.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm

    2007.0/i586/gimp-2.3.10-6.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    2007.0/i586/gimp-python-2.3.10-6.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    2007.0/i586/libgimp2.0-devel-2.3.10-6.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm
    2007.0/i586/libgimp2.0_0-2.3.10-6.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm

    2007.0/i586/autofs-5.0.1-0.rc3.1.1mdv2007.0.i586.rpm

    [snip lots of code]

    Thanks Bit, but I think you are solving a problem that
    I don't have.


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    Peter D.

  5. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:00:14 +1000, Peter D. wrote:
    >
    > [snip lots of code]
    >
    > Thanks Bit, but I think you are solving a problem that I don't have.


    Ok, ran the code on 66 ftp sites, and pulled 28 results.
    23 were Apr 4, 4 were Apr 5, and 1 was Jan 10 for hdlist_main_updates.cz.

    It does seem like Mandriva is blocking mirror access.

  6. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 18:00:14 +1000, Peter D. wrote:
    >>
    >> [snip lots of code]
    >>
    >> Thanks Bit, but I think you are solving a problem that I don't have.

    >
    > Ok, ran the code on 66 ftp sites, and pulled 28 results.
    > 23 were Apr 4, 4 were Apr 5, and 1 was Jan 10 for hdlist_main_updates.cz.
    >
    > It does seem like Mandriva is blocking mirror access.


    Let's be generous and assume a mishap rather than deliberate
    blocking, but apart from that you answer looks authoritative.

    Thanks.


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    Peter D.

  7. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    Scott B. wrote:

    > Peter D. wrote:
    >> Using Mandriva 2007.0
    >>
    >> Maybe I'm just unlucky, but looking at a few mirrors they all seem to
    >> be a week or so out of date.

    >
    > Someone asked about this on the security-discuss email list today,
    > and Vincent Danen replied (at 10:09:05 -0600) that he would look into
    > it.
    >
    > http://www.mandriva.com/en/mailing_lists/securitylists


    Three more security update alert emails today, but no rpms to be
    seen. I've sent an email to security@mandriva.com. It is noon
    Tuesday here in Melbourne, Australia.


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    Peter D.

  8. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    Peter D. wrote:
    > Three more security update alert emails today, but no rpms to be
    > seen. I've sent an email to security@mandriva.com. It is noon
    > Tuesday here in Melbourne, Australia.


    I noticed an email from Vincent Danen to the security-discuss email
    list in which he stated that he hoped to get in touch with people
    easier after the weekend.

  9. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:59:06 -0700, Scott B. wrote:

    > I noticed an email from Vincent Danen to the security-discuss email
    > list in which he stated that he hoped to get in touch with people
    > easier after the weekend.



    Hooray, mirrors are now getting the Apr 12 hdlist and packages.

  10. Re: update mirrors not up to date?

    On 18 Apr 2007 05:01:44 GMT, Bit Twister wrote:
    > On Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:59:06 -0700, Scott B. wrote:
    >
    >> I noticed an email from Vincent Danen to the security-discuss email
    >> list in which he stated that he hoped to get in touch with people
    >> easier after the weekend.

    >
    >
    > Hooray, mirrors are now getting the Apr 12 hdlist and packages.


    Hooray, mirrors are now getting the Apr 16 hdlist and packages.


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