Ubuntu Mirror

ECS maintains various software repositories which are available to the University of Connecticut community. Included is and Ubuntu Mirror. These repositories are available via web within the University, but not outside. They are updated by a daily rsync schedule.

On-Campus Use

If you have a computer which is on the UCONN Network, you will be able to update your software quickly via our mirror. You do not need to access the Internet for normal software updates.

What follows is a list of instructions for installation of our sources.list file for various versions of Ubuntu:

•Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.trusty -O /etc/apt/sources.list.trusty
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.trusty /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

•Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.precise -O /etc/apt/sources.list.precise
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.precise /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

•Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.natty -O /etc/apt/sources.list.natty
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.maverick /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

•Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.maverick -O /etc/apt/sources.list.maverick
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.maverick /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

•Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.karmic -O /etc/apt/sources.list.karmic
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.karmic /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

•Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackelope)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.jaunty -O /etc/apt/sources.list.jaunty
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.jaunty /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

•Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.original
sudo wget http://aptmania.engr.uconn.edu/sources.list.d/sources.list.hardy -O /etc/apt/sources.list.hardy
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.hardy /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

 

Off-Campus use

The Ubuntu Mirror is not accessible off-campus.

 

Mixed On-Campus/Off-Campus use

This is slightly a more complicated setup. First you must follow the instructions from above for on-campus use. Then when you leave the University, if you wish to update or install software please issue the following:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.original /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

When you return to the University, if you wish to update or install software from our local mirrors please issue the following:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo ln -s /etc/apt/sources.list.on_campus /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update