When I try to download LibreOffice 3.3.1, I'm automatically redirected to http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/tdf/libreoffice/stable/3.3.1/rpm/x86/LibO_3.3.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz possibly based on geo-location of my IP. This happens *every time* for me.
Unfortunately, this is a *very slow* mirror. (This problem seems to have been
inherited from OpenOffice.org, as I used to face the same issue there.)
Please either remove this mirror from your mirrors' list or at least
provide an easy way for users to download from an alternate mirror.
I see the mirror on
I checked and the mirror, did not work at all for me.
I left a comment on firstname.lastname@example.org
I sent an e-mail to <email@example.com> and asked him to check the problem.
Please feel free to reassign!
What download page do you use?
(In reply to comment #1)
> @Ranjit Mathew:
> What download page do you use?
I go to:
which gives me a download link:
that automagically resolves to a URL on an appropriate mirror.
This mirror invariably happens to be the one on IIT-M for me and thus
very slow. :-(
It was already set to serve "country only", but now I've even limited it to "AS only". Let's see if this helps.
To get a selection of mirrors, appen ".mirrorlist" to the URL, e.g
But if there still are problems with the default, we'd rather like to fix those, instead of having users to select a mirror manually.
(In reply to comment #4)
> To get a selection of mirrors, appen ".mirrorlist" to the URL, e.g
That's a really nifty tip, thanks. I think the download page
should at least have a "Problems with the download? Try an
alternate mirror." link that takes to a page (or replaces the
links in situ) with the URLs having a ".mirrorlist" suffix.
> But if there still are problems with the default, we'd rather like to fix
> those, instead of having users to select a mirror manually.
That would be ideal, yes. However, we should at least let the
users help themselves in case of a problem. In my case, I first
searched for "libreoffice mirrors" (since there is no immediate
link on the site for a list of mirrors) and that didn't help
much either. So I searched for "openoffice mirrors" and navigated
around on one of the listed servers to download the libreoffice
BTW, thanks a lot for the prompt and positive resolution of this
problem. I really appreciate it.
Today in the evening both links to mirror from a.m. mirror list page worked, but performance really is poor, ftp-download only 40 ... 180 kilobytes/s with big fluctuation. I doubt that it will be useful to redirect to that mirror before we have had a feedback from webmaster. I will leave a comment concerning my contact to the webmaster as soon as I will have had an answer.
This mirror is on none of our listings, but it exists and worked for me for a single download test, but it is very slow (50kB/s) compared to tu-bs (200kB/s)
Anything we still have to do / want to do or can we close this one?
If you are referring to the ac.in mirror, it is set to "asOnly : True", that means it will not be shown in listings, except when you download from the respective netblock.
Closing now, please reopen if issue reoccurs.