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Tue, 10 Jul 2012

I changed my Debian mirror -- no big deal

Just a quick note that I changed my /etc/apt/sources.list to pull updates for Debian Wheezy from a more local "secondary" mirror rather than the primary Debian mirror for the U.S.

I'm not sure whether or not this site at the closer-than-not University of Southern California will be faster than Debian's primary U.S. mirror, but I'd like to think I'm taking just that much pressure off of Debian's primary infrastructure by using this secondary mirror.

So how did I find the new mirror? They're all right here.

Here's my sources.list before:

deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

And after:

deb http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb-src http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/distributions/debian/ wheezy main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ wheezy/updates main contrib non-free

No big deal.