Mirror: Quick Start Guide for the Impatient
If you are NOT impatient what you should do is:
But if you are reading this then you are probably too impatient
so please read on:
Get the latest version of mirror from:
Read the mirror documentation to be found at:
Get the latest version of mirror (see above) an extract it into
a suitable directory (e.g. $HOME/mirror or c:\mirror).
Check whether Perl is installed on the machine you are about to
install mirror on. If it isn't then either get your support
staff to install perl or wander round http://www.perl.com/
and pull back a suitable copy of perl and install it.
If you want to install mirror as a command available to everyone
on your system thats harder and you'll have to read the full documentation.
But for most users it is enough to run mirror from the directory
you extracted it into.
Edit the mirror.defaults to customise it for you system. You should
Create a file, using the name of the site as the file name, in the packages
directory for each site that you want to mirror.
Edit the package file for each site you want to mirror
to remind you what it is your mirroring>
# where to start pulling
files back from
# where to put the files
on your machine
# If you are under Wind*ws
then use a line like this instead:
Keep <package name> simple like just
mirror or FTP-Copier avoid
spaces and non-alphanumerics as much as possible.
Test mirror to see what it would do
mirror -n packages/ftp.some_useful_site.com
Run mirror for real. I suggest the first time you do
mirror -d packages/ftp.some_useful_site.com
so you can see what mirror is actually doing. If it appears to
work OK then you can drop the -d for future runs.