Porteus - USM error

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Post#46 by brokenman » 03 Mar 2018, 23:35

I know SourceForge is under a DoS attack but I thought all the Slackware files were stored on the mirrors' sites.
LIBS.TXT.gz is not a slackware file. It's the file that slackware does not have that USM creates in order to know dependencies. It is stored on sourceforge. I had assumed sourceforge would be a reliable platform to serve files from.

I would be interested in reliable alternatives.
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Post#47 by Ed_P » 04 Mar 2018, 01:54

Well, according to this: https://twitter.com/sfnet_ops?ref_src=t ... r%5Eauthor SourceForge has been under attack since Feb 25th. I find it hard to believe they're still working on a DoS attack. I heard from another friend that they had moved their system to a new computer and were having technical problems. This has been going on for well over a week at this point.

As for an alternative, I suggest porteus.org for the LIBS.TXT.gz file. Its a very small file so I think the overhead would be minimal. And it could be set as a backup for SourceForge so when they are back up the impact on porteus.org would be negligible.
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Post#48 by n0ctilucient » 04 Mar 2018, 11:28

I would be interested in reliable alternatives.
GitHub ?

Perhaps it's time... SourceForge has a troubled past.
see... SourceForge: Project hijackings and bundled malware

Here are some more...
see... https://www.slant.co/topics/2483/~alter ... ourceforge
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Post#49 by Ed_P » 04 Mar 2018, 14:21

My USM updated fine this morning. :celebrate3: And I am able to browse the SourceForge forums.
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