On Tuesday 27 January 2015, Thierry de Coulon wrote: > Hello all, > > This week end I again tried some install (trying to build a "video editing > machine" around KdenLive and LightWorks - faily impressed by the later) and > could not install Trinity (404 on one of the main repositories). > > This made me think we need mirrors. While I can imagine not many could > mirror everything, maybe some could mirror TDE at least for one > distribution. > >... If all you are doing is binary installs, you can keep the packages. The deb packages are only a few hundred megs. Debian keeps them in /var/cache/apt/archives. If you put the packages there before you issue your install command, apt will find and use them instead of downloading again. I made a tar file of the 3.5 and r14 debs and stuck them on thumb drive. Many years ago, I ran a repository with all the i386 binaries for Debian stable. At the time, I used a script figured out by someone at LSU's math department. Today, there are better programs to keep you updated. It was fun and made installs snappy. On campus, I used the math repo. My repo was useless to anyone but myself because my ISP had an upload speed cap. That has not changed at all.