Welcome to the UFS mirror

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Avast ClamAV Updates McAfee Microsoft Security Essentials
7-Zip Bacula Bleachbit Bowtie Bio Celestia
Chipster VMs ClamWin The Comprehensive R Archive Network Comprehensive TeX Archive Network Cygwin
Dia for Windows FileZilla Double Commander Firefox FreeNAS
GIMP GNOME: The Free Software Desktop Project GNU Data Language GNU Projects GNU plot
Generic Model Organism Database Project GNU Privacy Guard GnuWin32 GRASS GIS InfraRecorder
Jenkins CI JXplorer KDE KDE for Windows KeePass Password Safe
LibreOffice Mira Assembler LyX MySQL NMAP
Notepad++ OpenOffice.org PlantUML PLplot PortableApps.com
Process Hacker Putty Quantum GIS SAGA GIS Sage
Scribus SMPlayer Stellarium Tempo2 Vim
VLC media player WinMerge WinSCP Wireshark XBMC
Software Development Repositories
The Apache Software Foundation Boost C++ Libraries The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network Eclipse Foundation Projects PostgreSQL Extension Network
PHP Python Package Index SharpDevelop wxWidgets
Linux Distributions
Arch Linux Bio-Linux CentOS CentOS Vault Clonezilla
Debian Fedora Gentoo GParted Kali Linux
Knoppix Linux Mint Linux Mint Debian Edition openSUSE Ophcrack
Scientific Linux SystemRescueCd Ubuntu
Linux Software Repositories
ATrpms Bio-Linux Packages Ceph Canonical Archive Debian Backports
ELRepo Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) Gentoo Prefix Distfiles GetDeb Google Chrome
JPackage Kali Linux Packages Kali Linux Security Updates LinuxMint Repository Packman
PostgreSQL Puppet Labs Rabbit MQ RPMForge RPM Fusion
Ubuntu Cloud Archive
Other Operating Systems
Linux Kernel Sources Gentoo Portage Tree Macports Release Trunk OpenVAS NVT Feed
Data sets
NCBI Blast NCBI MMDB 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 cd50b81d262e87596c35723f533c7d8a, as root to enable the following distros and repos to update on campus:
  • CentOS
  • Elrepo
  • Fedora Core
  • Fedora EPEL
  • GetDeb
  • Linux Mint
  • RPMForge
  • 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/")