XeonBD’s Manjaro public mirror is now live in our Bangladesh data center for our Bangladeshi data center users and also for the public usage.

So, those who are hosting their Manjaro server (VPS, Cloud Server, Dedicated Server, Colocation etc) in XeonBD’s Bangladesh data center now they can use our Manjaro public mirror for theirManjaro server to update/install any packages of Manjaro directly from the Manjaro mirror hosted in our Bangladesh data center.

Address of our Manjaro’s mirror server is http://mirror.xeonbd.com/manjaro/

Join our mirror community group at https://www.fb.com/groups/bdmirror 
we need your support and feedback to deliver the open source resources to the Bangladeshi people.

If anyhow your hosted Manjaro server in our Bangladesh data center is not taking update from our Manjaro mirror server at http://mirror.xeonbd.com/manjaro/ automatically, you may follow the following steps to configure your Manjaro server that it can take update from XeonBD’s Bangladesh data center mirror of Manjaro.

To get a list of countries currently serving mirrors use the command

sudo pacman-mirrors -l  

You will need to first open your terminal in order to edit the mirrorlist file. The syntax of the command to edit the mirrorlist is: (we are using nano terminal-based text editor but feel free to use any other terminal-based text editor instead of nano, eg. vi)

sudo nano /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist  

However, if you have installed the full version of Manjaro (but not the NET-Edition) you may find it easier to use the pre-installed gedit text editor instead. This will open the mirrorlist file up as a document, making it easier to read and edit. To use gedit, the command is:

sudo gedit /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist  

Lines beginning with a hash ‘#’ will be ignored by pacman. Hence to disable a mirror, a comment can be put in the beginning of a line starting with Server.

The mirrorlist can be long generally and only a part of it is displayed below:

##  ## Manjaro Linux mirrorlist  ## Generated on 2017-04-24 18:07  ##  ## Use pacman-mirrors to modify  ##    ## Country       : Poland  Server = http://mirror.chmuri.net/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  Server = http://mirror.ragenetwork.de/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  Server = https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  Server = http://repo.stdout.net/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  Server = https://repo.stdout.net/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Portugal  Server = http://manjaro.barata.pt/unstable/$repo/$arch  You may want to have more than six, so -n [m], where m is the number of mirrors you want in your mirrorlist file.    Now, update the pacman's database

You may now edit the full document as below

##  ## Manjaro Linux mirrorlist  ## Generated on 2017-04-24 18:07  ##  ## Use pacman-mirrors to modify  ##    ## Country : Bangladesh   Server = http://mirror.xeonbd.com/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country : Bangladesh   Server = https://mirror.xeonbd.com/manjaro/packages/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Poland  ## Server = http://mirror.chmuri.net/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  ## Server = http://mirror.ragenetwork.de/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  ## Server = https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  ## Server = http://repo.stdout.net/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Germany  ## Server = https://repo.stdout.net/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch    ## Country       : Portugal  ## Server = http://manjaro.barata.pt/unstable/$repo/$arch  You may want to have more than six, so -n [m], where m is the number of mirrors you want in your mirrorlist file.    Now, update the pacman's database  

Once you have disabled and/or enabled the desired server(s), save the changes and close the mirrorlist as follows:

nano: Press CTRL and ‘x’ to exit, ‘y’ to save, and to finish, or
gedit: Select the ‘save’ option and then close the window.

Now, all that is required is to Synchronise the newly enabled server(s):

sudo pacman -Syy  

What is Manjaro?

Manjaro is a user-friendly Linux distribution based on the independently developed Arch operating system. Within the Linux community, Arch itself is renowned for being an exceptionally fast, powerful, and lightweight distribution that provides access to the very latest cutting edge – and bleeding edge – software. However, Arch is also aimed at more experienced or technically-minded users. As such, it is generally considered to be beyond the reach of those who lack the technical expertise (or persistence) required to use it.

Developed in Austria, France, and Germany, Manjaro provides all the benefits of the Arch operating system combined with a focus on user-friendliness and accessibility. Available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, Manjaro is suitable for newcomers as well as experienced Linux users. For newcomers, a user-friendly installer is provided, and the system itself is designed to work fully ‘straight out of the box’ with features including:

  • Pre-installed desktop environments
  • Pre-installed graphical applications to easily install software and update your system, and
  • Pre-installed codecs to play multimedia files

For more experienced – and adventurous – users Manjaro also offers the configurability and versatility to be shaped and moulded in every respect to suit personal taste and preference. Furthermore, a minimalist NET-Edition is also available in both 32 and 64 bit versions. Stripped of any pre-installed software, this provides a base installation on which to build your own system; starting from a command line, be completely free to chose your own greeters, desktops, hardware drivers, software applications, and so on!

Features


Manjaro shares many of the same features as Arch, including:

However, Manjaro boasts a few extra features of its own, including:

  • A simplifed, user-friendly installation process
  • Automatic detection of your computer’s hardware (e.g. graphics cards)
  • Automatic installation of the necessary software (e.g. graphics drivers) for your system
  • Its own dedicated software repositories to ensure delivery of fully tested and stable software packages, and
  • Support for the easy installation and use of multiple kernels.

What is a mirror website?

A mirror site is a website or set of files on a computer server that has been copied to another computer server so that the site or files are available from more than one place. A mirror site has its own URL, but is otherwise identical to the principal site. Load-balancing devices allow high-volume sites to scale easily, dividing the work between multiple mirror sites.

A mirror site is usually updated frequently to ensure it reflects the contents of the original site. In some cases, the original site may arrange for a mirror site at a larger location with a higher speed connection and, perhaps, a closer proximity to a large audience.

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