|author||Alex Legler <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2015-06-12 18:23:51 +0200|
|committer||Alex Legler <email@example.com>||2015-06-12 18:23:51 +0200|
|parent||Update Foundation links as per dabbott's updates (diff)|
Rework mirror information
- Distfile -> Source mirror - Add rsync mirror page - Update usage docs
Diffstat (limited to 'downloads/mirrors/index.html')
1 files changed, 17 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/downloads/mirrors/index.html b/downloads/mirrors/index.html
index b680def..d042aed 100644
@@ -1,5 +1,5 @@
-title: 'Gentoo Distfile Mirrors'
+title: 'Gentoo Source Mirrors'
@@ -12,18 +12,29 @@ nav2-show: true
<div class="alert alert-info">
- The mirrors listed on this page contain installation files such as LiveCDs, Portage snapshots as well as <em>distfiles</em> (the actual program code for most packages we offer).<br>
- That means you can use them in your <code>GENTOO_MIRRORS</code> variable in <tt>make.conf</tt>, but they are <strong>not</strong> <em>rsync</em> mirrors (which go into <tt>repos.conf</tt>, formerly <code>SYNC</code> in <tt>make.conf</tt>).
+ <strong>Using Source Mirrors</strong>
+ The mirrors listed <strong>on this page</strong> contain installation files such as <strong>LiveCDs, Portage tree snapshots</strong>
+ as well as <strong>distfiles</strong> (the actual program code for our packages).
+ To use a source mirror for Portage downloads, add a URL from the list below to your <code>GENTOO_MIRRORS</code> variable in <tt>make.conf</tt>.
+ <a href="https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/GENTOO_MIRRORS" class="alert-link">More information</a> is available in our Wiki.
+<div class="alert alert-success">
+ <strong>rsync Mirrors</strong>
+ We also have a second type of mirrors that you use for updating your Portage tree (configured via <tt>repos.conf</tt>).
+ They are available on a <a href="/support/rsync-mirrors/" class="alert-link">separate page</a>.
- We would like to thank the many organizations and individuals that are providing mirroring services to the Gentoo project. If you would like to contribute a mirror, please consult the <a href="https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Infrastructure/Source_mirrors">relevant documentation</a>.
+ We would like to thank the many organizations and individuals that are providing mirroring services to the Gentoo project. If you would like to contribute a mirror, please consult the <a href="https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Infrastructure/Mirrors/Source">relevant documentation</a>.
-<h2>Countries covered by Gentoo mirrors</h2>
+<h2>Countries covered by Gentoo Source Mirrors</h2>
<table class="table table-condensed table-striped">