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[opensuse-project] When is a mirror not a mirror?
My ISP is - and has been for some years now. is listed as one of the mirrors for openSUSE files and is listed as able to provide all updates for the openSUSE distro.

With the oS servers out of action (but now are about to come back online as per Stefan's post) I have been trying to upgrade KDE to 4.8.2 over the past couple of days but the widehate server has been rejecting my (and others) attempts to access it to do this upgrade.

So I looked up the list of mirrors and found that my ISP is listed as being a source for my upgrade of KDE - which is very nice because downloading from costs me nothing as I am it's customer and can downloading from what iinet call its "Freezone".

The only problem is is that iinet is not a true mirror for openSUSE. I had to go to a Belgian site to be able to upgrade to KDE 4.8.2 on my new installation.

I have written to iinet on several occasions in the past telling them/complaining to them that their file directories are NOT up-to-date nor do they contain all the files - and always received the response that "the information has been passed on to the [engineers] for action". Well, nothing has been done now for, what?, 3 years.

May I therefore make a request to whoever maintains the list of mirrors handling the openSUSE distribution that s/he either writes to iinet, and gets them to action this deficiency or removes from the list of mirrors.

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