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Slackware 14.2
By rworkman on 2016-07-01

Slackware 14.2 is released!

Mirror admins, please make sure your mirror gets synced up soon, and as always, if you don't have the 14.2 ISO images and want them, let me know and we'll make it happen.

Users, start your downloaders! Enjoy! :-)

Mirror structure
By rworkman on 2016-02-21

Mirror admins: please check to ensure that your Slackware tree looks something like this:

     pub/slackware/slackware-${version}/
     pub/slackware/slackware64-${version}/
     pub/slackware/slackware-current/ 
     pub/slackware/slackware64-current/
     pub/slackware/slackware-iso/slackware-${version}-iso/
     pub/slackware/slackware-iso/slackware64-${version}-iso/

If it does not, particularly if it is missing the "slackware-iso/" directory and contents, and you did not intentionally exclude the ISO images to conserve space/bandwidth, then please contact me for details on how to resolve this.

I have already mailed the US mirror admins about this, so if your mirror is in the USA, you should already have details on fixing it. If your mirror is outside the USA, and you don't have ISO images on your mirror, and you would like to have them, let me know and we'll get that fixed.

Slackware 14.1 Released!
By rworkman on 2013-11-07

I guess this will be a popular place for a few weeks :-) If you're looking for the ISO images, please be patient - the mirrors will need a bit of time to get them all synced. On the other hand, if you're a mirror admin, check your email. If you didn't get an email, then it's because I don't have your address, so write to me. Here's the TL;DR version of the mail:

1) Place the ISOs in the directory corresponding to toplevel pub/slackware/
   on your mirror, e.g. you would have something like this:
     pub/slackware/slackware-current/       <-- file tree
     pub/slackware/slackware64-current/     <-- file tree
     pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/          <-- file tree
     pub/slackware/slackware-14.1-iso/      <-- ISO images
     pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/        <-- file tree
     pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1-iso/    <-- ISO images
   This is what you used to see on the OSUOSL mirror, but the only the
   checksums and signatures were in there; you had to obtain the actual
   ISOs from elsewhere.  This approach will work fine; you can add an
   --exclude "*-iso/"  line to your mirroring scripts, so long as you
   are okay with manually grabbing ISOs after every release.

2) Place the ISOs in a "slackware-iso/" directory inside the toplevel
   pub/slackware/ on your mirror, e.g. something like this:
     pub/slackware/slackware-current/
     pub/slackware/slackware64-current/
     pub/slackware/slackware-14.1/
     pub/slackware/slackware64-14.1/
     pub/slackware/slackware-iso/slackware-14.1-iso/
     pub/slackware/slackware-iso/slackware64-14.1-iso/
   This will require you to exclude "slackware-iso/" in your rsync script,
   and it would still require manually grabbing ISOs after every release.
Mirror admins: if you want to have the ISO images but you are unable to find a reliable source to get them, contact me.

mirrors@slackware.com fixed
By rworkman on 2013-10-10

Once again, sincerest apologies for the unexpected downtime - last Thursday, we lost both members of the RAID1 array holding both / and /home on this machine. While we're not yet sure what to blame for the simultaneous failure of two drives, we were able to use our backups, some rudimentary forensics, and a metric crapload of luck to recover all of the data. We also took the opportunity to install a recent version of Slackware (we're now running -current, which will eventually be 14.1), so a bit of headache from those upgrades plus some ill-advised upgrades to the underlying parts of mirrorbrain made it take a bit longer for me to get this back running. Again, I offer my most sincere apologies.

mirrors@slackware.com status
By rworkman on 2012-10-01

Pat gave me access to mirrors@slackware.com today, and I've been wading through approximately 25000 mails (most of it is spam). As I look over the messages, I'm terribly bothered by how many people wanted to provide a mirror, but never got a response. If you are one of those, please feel free to go ahead and contact me directly, but I'm planning to make contact with you in near future. Please accept my most sincere apologies, and rest assured that I will do everything I can to make sure it doesn't happen again...

mirrors.slackware.com is up!
By rworkman on 2012-06-01

Welcome to mirrors.slackware.com. This machine is running MirrorBrain, which (among other things) transparently redirects download requests to a nearby mirror. It also greatly simplifies administration and maintenance of our mirror database, but rather than trying to explain (in more detail) what it does and why we think it's useful, have a look at some of the links on the left side of the page, especially the slackware file tree and ISO images.

Slackware Mirroring Guidelines
By rworkman on 2012-06-01

If you currently are (interested in) providing a Slackware mirror listed on mirrors.slackware.com, please have a look at our Mirroring Guidelines.


Thanks to TekLinks in Birmingham, AL, for providing colocation and bandwidth to this machine.