If you use Arch Linux or Debian, you can configure your package manager to use one of ACM's servers to retrieve packages. This will make updates and installations run much more quickly. Since the ACM server is on WPI's LAN, any packages you download from the ACM mirrors do not count toward the WPI bandwidth limit.
The ACM supports the following distros:
Other organizations on campus also provide mirrors for Ubuntu and Fedora.
Our Arch mirror supports the core, extra, community and multilib repos. For testing repos, please use an external mirror.
Add this to the top of your /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist file:
Server = http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
The Debian mirror is only a partial mirror (i386 and amd64 architectures only). For other architectures, please use an external mirror.
For Debian Wheezy, edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file to resemble this:
deb http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/debian wheezy main deb-src http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/debian wheezy main deb http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/debian wheezy-updates main deb-src http://mirrors.acm.wpi.edu/debian wheezy-updates main
For older versions, you can replace wheezy with the codename for your version.
WPI Network operations maintains a mirror for Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux as well as EPEL (for RHEL 5.x/CentOS 5.x/Scientific 5.x and newer).
The WPI CS department maintains an Ubuntu mirror.
The WPI ACM GNU/Linux mirrors begin their updates at 4:30, 10:30, 16:30 and 22:30 EST (approximately half an hour after the Debian mirrors update).
Our Arch Linux mirror is a Tier 2 mirror (pending approval on the official Arch Linux mirror list). We sync from http://mirror.us.leaseweb.net/archlinux/.
Note that these mirrors may put you out of sync. Your use of these mirrors means that you agree that the ACM cannot be held accountable for any problems caused by using the service.
If you would like to request a mirror for another distro, please email acm at WPI.
Last updated by ianaval 2013-12-02 17:02 EST