Welcome to the UFS mirror

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Avast ClamAV Updates McAfee Microsoft Security Essentials
Bioconductor The Comprehensive R Archive Network Comprehensive TeX Archive Network Cygwin GIMP
GNOME: The Free Software Desktop Project GNU Projects GRASS GIS Jenkins CI KDE
LibreOffice LyX MySQL Notepad++ Openldap
Putty Quantum GIS Sage Vim VLC media player
WinSCP Wireshark XBMC
Software Development Repositories
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Python Package Index
Linux Distributions
Arch Linux Bio-Linux CentOS CentOS AltArch CentOS Vault
Debian Fedora Gentoo Kali Linux Knoppix
Linux Mint openSUSE Raspbian Scientific Linux Ubuntu
Linux Software Repositories
ATrpms Bazel build tool Bio-Linux Packages Canonical Archive Debian
ELRepo Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) Google Chrome iRODS APT repos IUS (Inline with Upstream Stable) Community Project
Kali Linux Packages KDE Neon LinuxMint Repository LinuxMint Extra Repository LizardFS APT repos
Mendeley Packman PostgreSQL Puppet Labs Rabbit MQ
RPM Fusion Ubuntu Cloud Archive Ubuntu LibreOffice PPA Ubuntu OpenCPU PPA Repository Ubuntu QGIS Repository
Ubuntu QGIS LTR Repository Ubuntu QGIS PPA Repository
Other Operating Systems
Linux Kernel Sources Gentoo Portage Tree Macports Release Trunk OpenVAS/Greenbone NVT Feed OpenVAS/Greenbone SCAP Data Feed
OpenVAS/Greenbone CERT Data Feed
Data sets
Project Gutenberg NCBI Blast NCBI Genomes NCBI Refseq NCBI MMDB
RCSB PDB SRTM3 Swiss-Prot UniProt
Usage directions

The mirror is also available via the following protocols:

Protocol URI or equivalent Available off campus
NFS mirror.ufs.ac.za:/data/mirror no
Windows File Sharing \\mirror.ufs.ac.za\mirror no
FTP ftp://mirror.ufs.ac.za/ yes
rsync rsync://mirror.ufs.ac.za/ yes

Run this script, with md5sum 3e31f2212fecf274e4cb8db1f8729afa, as root to enable the following distros and repos to update on campus:
  • CentOS
  • Elrepo
  • Fedora Core
  • Fedora EPEL
  • Linux Mint
  • RPMFusion
  • Scientific Linux
  • Ubuntu

Install Tex Live using the following command: install-tl --location http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet/

Install PyPI packages, from this mirror, by running pip with the following option: -i http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/pypi/simple and --trusted-host mirror.ufs.ac.za, or add index-url = http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/pypi/simple and trusted-host = mirror.ufs.ac.za to the global section of ~/.pip/pip.conf

Install CRAN packages, from this mirror, by running the R function install.packages with the repos parameter specified, for example to install sp: options(repos='http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/cran/'); install.packages(c("sp"), dependencies = TRUE)

Make use of the R repos by creating the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cran.list with the following content, replace trusty with the correct release:

deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/cran/bin/linux/ubuntu trusty/

Make use of the biolinux repos by creating the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bio-linux.list with the following content, replace trusty with the correct release:

Make use of the QGIS repos by creating the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/qgis.list with the following content, replace trusty with the correct release:

deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/ubuntu-qgis trusty main
deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/ubuntu-qgis-ppa trusty main

Make use of the Mendeley repo by editing the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mendeleydesktop.list by changing:

deb http://desktop-download.mendeley.com/download/apt stable main
deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/mendeley/apt stable main

Make use of the KDE Neon repo by creating the file /etc/apt/sources.list.d/neon.list with the following contents:

deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/kde-neon/lts xenial main
deb-src http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/kde-neon/lts xenial main

Follow the bioconductor installation instructions, but run:

options(BioC_mirror = 'http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/bioconductor');

before running the BiocManager::install function.