git, mirror-master down

Avalon, the machine that works as the master mirror site for DragonFly, and also as, is being moved.  Binary package downloads and source updates won’t work in the meantime.  If you can’t wait for the system to come back, change the settings for pkg_radd or in /usr/Makefile to point at a different host.

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6 Comments on git, mirror-master down


  1. Håkan says:

    I would have appreciated if a mail was sent out to the ftp-mirrors notifying about the master server going down a couple of days before server move.

    Crazy things can happen

  2. Apparently it having to move was a surprise to everyone, including the people taking care of it.

    I think can work as a substitute – it’s in Europe, but is relatively speedy. Of course, if you’re mirroring, nothing new is going to show up for a few days, so you don’t have to worry about it too much.

  3. Bruce says:


    It looks like I got incredibly unlucky when installing DragonFly and trying to use pkgsrc, is there another way get pkgsrc on the machine easily, like another host for it?


  4. Bruce says:

    Sorry I realise there are other hosts but they didn’t seem to work for me, hmm, more digging around I suppose.

  5. Bruce:

    setenv CVSROOT

    setenv CVS_RSH ssh

    cd /usr

    cvs -q checkout -rpkgsrc-2010Q4 -P pkgsrc

    (Omit the -r option if you want pkgsrc head)

    This is just picking it up through cvs. You can update later with ‘cvs up -dP’. When mirror-master comes back, you can delete /usr/pkgsrc and start using the make commands.

  6. Bruce says:

    Thanks! That worked a treat.