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Month: October 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Repositories for TDE

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:16:16 -0400
On Monday 05 October 2015 05:16:49 Michael . wrote:

> You could create a mirror on sourceforge which will then mirror to
> sourceforge's own mirrors.

That has its caveats, check S-F's TOS.  There are many who disagree with 
their TOS.  And their restoration performance after that last failure 
can only be described as sucking dead taods thru soda straws.  Almost 2 
weeks to get everything back, and what was restored, was restored to 
dated versions because they don't use  amanda for backups.  I do, so my 
restores would be to that state it was in at nominally 1:00 am each 

My bandwidth is only 10 megabaud, small town West Virginia location, and 
extra charges start at 300 Gb/month. And I already keep a reasonably up 
to date repo for a 33 yo legacy computer and whose main repo is on S-F.
I have preached to move it, but my thought have been ignored.

My usage, keeping 5 machines, 4 running a pinned wheezy and a lappy 
running some sort of xfce/ubuntu fairly up to date, was about 60Gb last 

I am on a fixed income (SS) and would not like to see the extra charges 
kick in, but if it could be capped at say 220Gb/month, I could donate 
some bandwidth if that small a pipe would be usable.

I for one am pretty happy with TDE,  and if Timothy had a paypal account 
for donations, I would feel that an annual donation is a reasonable way 
to help compensate Timothy, or Zack or both meet maintenance expenses.

The operative word here is TANSTAAFL.  And I dislike wearing the leech 
label, which I am being right now as far as TDE is concerned.  So within 
reason as a single user, a fee donation request via paypal sure seems 
like a suitable way to help. $10/mo I could afford. I have no clue how 
many users there are, but if half of those pleased kicked in annually, 
fresh hardware money should be sitting there drawing meager interest 
till needed.

Your calls, both of you.  Speak up.

> On 5 October 2015 at 19:39, Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:
> > On Monday 05 October 2015 07:30:10 Felix Miata wrote:
> > > This sort of begs the question: why isn't TDE mirrored in the
> > > places
> >
> > where
> >
> > > we get our distributions and updates, major mirrors like
> > > or or the various universities providing
> > > mirroring service? What
> >
> > would
> >
> > > it take to make it happen?
> >
> > Better phrased than my question, but much the same.  What can we do
> > to help sort this out? works brilliantly and reliably.  Can
> > we not get something similar for the rest of the repos?  I had
> > thought already of and, both of whom give very
> > good Debian mirrors.  And I could ask, as it is local. 
> > Anyone any suggestions as to how to go
> > about it?  Or whom else to approach?
> >
> > Lisi
> >
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