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Re: [How-To] create your custom mirrorlist
« Reply #15 on: 28. January 2014, 00:35:46 »
As a manjaro noob I am a bit cautious about posting tips but here goes. I am in the UK and having run 'pacman-mirrors -g' the fastest servers were all in the UK or Germany. Hence I wanted a similar solution to the example in the op. However, instead of creating a custom list of servers I just added both countries to the pacman-mirrors.conf. It took a bit of experimentation to discover the correct syntax but it appears multiple countries can be added by separating them with commas and no spaces.

Hence the line in my pacman-mirrors.conf is
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OnlyCountry=United_Kingdom,Germany
It seems to have worked and generated a new mirrorlist from just the UK and German mirrors.

I don't know whether the mirror details files in /etc/pacman.d/mirrors/ are updated as part of the update process (I assume so) but if this is the case then by setting countries in the .conf file these updates will be included when a new list is generated.

I am sure this is probably known by most but it may help another noob in the same situation.

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Re: [How-To] create your custom mirrorlist
« Reply #16 on: 28. January 2014, 00:54:21 »

hi

this is what i wrote : http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=10021.0


if you a standard full list,
do sudo pacman-mirrors -i   , you get an window and you can choose which mirror you wanna use !

if you decide to make it all back again , then sudo pacman-mirrors -i -c all , so you can do it again :)

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Re: [How-To] create your custom mirrorlist
« Reply #17 on: 04. March 2014, 11:37:13 »
hello all ,

i am newbie here and i want to share my custom mirrorlist experince
the fastest mirror for me is Indonesian server and japan server
when i used it less error .

thank you
have a great day with manjaro linux

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Re: [How-To] create your custom mirrorlist
« Reply #18 on: 03. August 2014, 20:33:47 »
It seems that it is quite similar than using of reflector... by the way, i tried to install reflector (and i want to install powerpill, for accelerate the updating download, reflector is a dependence of powerpill, they work togheter) but it seems that it is not present in the community repository, but if i search for it from the search box of the community repository... here it is! Which may be the reason?

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Re: [How-To] create your custom mirrorlist
« Reply #19 on: 03. August 2014, 21:02:54 »
It seems that it is quite similar than using of reflector... by the way, i tried to install reflector (and i want to install powerpill, for accelerate the updating download, reflector is a dependence of powerpill, they work togheter) but it seems that it is not present in the community repository, but if i search for it from the search box of the community repository... here it is! Which may be the reason?


Here's the reason from Manjaro's lead developer:


It is simply. Reflector is a python 3 module and script to retrieve and filter the latest Pacman mirror list. This means it would get the latest mirrorlist from Archlinux which is wrong for Manjaro. That's why it is blacklisted. Either someone forks or patches reflector for Manjaro or powerpill is not supported by us. So simple ...
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Re: [How-To] create your custom mirrorlist
« Reply #20 on: 03. August 2014, 21:22:28 »

Here's the reason from Manjaro's lead developer:
Oh yes, now i remember... it is even because the manjaro community repo in not the same thing of the archlinux community repo, and forgetting this i looked for reflector in the arch search box...