Using Versaweb Mirror's for your Linux distribution updates.

Mirrors

Versaweb runs a publicly available software repository, consisting of GNU/Linux and BSD operating systems.

Use of this server is provided free of charge, provided that you find it useful. You are welcome to change your operating system's repository to point to "mirrors.versaweb.com" to get your software updates. At a minimum, the server is updated daily, with some popular software updated more frequently.

The mirrors.versaweb.com server is available using the following protocols:

  • http://mirrors.versaweb.com

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Instructions for how to use mirrors.versaweb.com for your operating system are as follows:

CentOS

The main repository configuration file for CentOS is /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo. Below is an example configuration for the "base" repository.

[base]
name=CentOS-$releasever - Base
baseurl=http://mirrors.versaweb.com/centos/$releasever/os/$basearch/
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-CentOS-6

CentOS supports the ftp://http:// and https:// protocols in the baseurl line

Debian

The main repository configuration file for Debian is /etc/apt/sources.list. Below is an example configuration using the Debian Stable release, including the security updates:

deb http://mirrors.versaweb.com/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://mirrors.versaweb.com/debian/ stable main non-free contrib
deb http://mirrors.versaweb.com/debian-security stable/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://mirrors.versaweb.com/debian-security stable/updates main contrib non-free

Debian supports the ftphttp and https protocols in the "deb" and "deb-src" lines. For Debian to grab packages via SSL using apt(8), you need to install the apt-transport-https package first before changing your URL:

$ sudo aptitude install apt-transport-https

EPEL

EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is an extra repository mainly for RHEL and CentOS systems. The main repository configuration file for EPEL is /etc/yum.repos.d/epel.repo. Below is an example configuration for the "epel" repository.

[epel]
name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
baseurl=http://mirrors.versaweb.com/fedora-epel/6/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6

As with CentOS, the following protocols are supported in the baseurl line for EPEL: ftp://http:// and https://.

Fedora

The main repository configuration file for Fedora is /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo. Below is an example configuration for the "fedora" repository.

[fedora]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch
baseurl=http://mirrors.versaweb.com/fedora/linux/releases/$releasever/Everything/$basearch/os/
enabled=1
metadata_expire=7d
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch

Fedora supports the ftp://http:// and https:// protocols in the baseurl line.

Gentoo

By default, distfiles.gentoo.org is used over HTTP. To override the default behavior, and add Versaweb as a primary server, you can set the GENTOO_MIRRORS variable in /etc/portage/make.conf.

GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirrors.versaweb.com/gentoo/ ${GENTOO_MIRRORS}"

Portage supports syncing its tree with ftphttphttps, and rsync in the GENTOO_MIRRORS variable.

Ubuntu

The main repository configuration file for Ubuntu is /etc/apt/sources.list. Below is an example configuration using the Ubuntu 12.04 "precise" LTS release, including the security updates:

deb http://mirrors.versaweb.com/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.versaweb.com/ubuntu precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://mirrors.versaweb.com/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.versaweb.com/ubuntu precise-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://mirrors.versaweb.com/ubuntu-archive precise main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.versaweb.com/ubuntu-archive precise main restricted universe multiverse

Ubuntu supports the ftphttp, and https protocols in the "deb" and "deb-src" lines. For Ubuntu to grab packages via SSL using apt(8), you need to install the apt-transport-https package first before changing your URL:

$ sudo aptitude install apt-transport-https
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