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Note that the SYNC variable is now deprecated, and instead the
sync-uriattributes in /etc/portage/repos.conf should be used. See the /etc/portage/repos.conf article or the Portage article for more information.
mirrorselect provides a nice interface to select the mirrors you want.
emerge --ask app-portage/mirrorselect
The default configuration of repositories for Portage comes from the Portage package itself at /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf. However settings in /etc/portage/repos.conf override values set /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf.
mirrorselect will not create the /etc/portage/repos.conf/gentoo.conf file automatically. If it does not exist, it will default to the using the old make.conf
SYNC setting which has been deprecated. If it does not exist:
cp /usr/share/portage/config/repos.conf /etc/portage/repos.conf/gentoo.conf
For additional repos.conf documentation and configuration please refer to: Portage/Sync#Portage_configuration
Then proceed with using the mirrorselect utility.
Just navigate to the mirrors of choice and press Space to select one (or more) mirrors.
- Find Gentoo download mirror (set
mirrorselect -i -o >> /etc/portage/make.conf
- Find a Gentoo rsync mirror:
mirrorselect -i -r
- Find 3 fastest servers by downloading 100K from each. This command will use all available mirrors in the list:
mirrorselect -s3 -b10 -D
Please consider using one of these additional options to limit the available mirrors in the list it tests.
Server type selection (choose at most one):
-c COUNTRY, -country COUNTRY only use mirrors from the specified country NOTE: Names with a space must be quoted eg.: -c 'South Korea' -F, --ftp ftp only mode. Will not consider hosts of other types. -H, --http http only mode. Will not consider hosts of other types -r, --rsync rsync mode. Allows you to interactively select your rsync mirror. Requires -i or -a to be used. -R REGION, -region REGION only use mirrors from the specified region NOTE: Names with a space must be quoted eg.: -R 'North America' -4, --ipv4 only use IPv4 -6, --ipv6 only use IPv6