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.
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.
Pat gave me access to firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
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.
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.