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PHP Python Package Index SharpDevelop wxWidgets
Linux Distributions
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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 97d73ad6a52c033de31b32b727220b81, as root to enable the following distros and repos to update on campus:
  • CentOS
  • Elrepo
  • Fedora Core
  • Fedora EPEL
  • GetDeb
  • 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: install.packages(c("sp"), dependencies = TRUE, repos="http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/cran/")

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:

deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/bio-linux-packages/nebc.nerc.ac.uk/bio-linux/ unstable bio-linux
deb http://mirror.ufs.ac.za/bio-linux-packages/ppa.launchpad.net/nebc/bio-linux/ubuntu/ trusty main

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

Install Bioconductor repo by running, thereafter follow the bioconductor installation instructions: