Using our local mirror server for Ubuntu 12.04

Say you wanted to update your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS system to use our repository (recently upgraded).

Just follow these instructions and you’ll be using our repository for your updates. The Ubuntu update system will fall back to their repositories as/if needed.

If you are a VMware vSphere user then skip their tools and instead install open-vm-tools. Never worry again about having the right modules installed for your running kernel.

Replace /etc/apt/sources.list with the quoted text below.

Then run the following commands:

If you are using VMware and want to use the Ubuntu-supplied tools, then:

# Base sources.list file with added mirrors.iphouse.net repos

deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team. Also, please note that software in universe WILL NOT receive any
## review or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu 
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to 
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in 
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates multiverse

## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
deb http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://mirrors.iphouse.net/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-backports main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by Canonical and the
## respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu precise partner

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Ubuntu's
## 'extras' repository.
## This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is offered by third-party
## developers who want to ship their latest software.
# deb http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main
# deb-src http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise main