ARM64 Linux users in Mauritius, rejoice! Ubuntu Ports mirror has been officialised.
Last year, we set up an Ubuntu mirror in Mauritius, but the latter catered only for the Intel & AMD CPU architectures. Devices with the ARM64 chipset or bigger machines such as mainframes having the s390x or the PowerPC CPU would not benefit from this mirror. Thos CPU architectures are served by the Ubuntu Ports mirrors.
A few months ago, I experimented with Ubuntu ARM64 and set up a mirror for some tests. The mirror was limited to the ARM64 architecture.
Then, this week, I was able to set up and synchronise the whole Ubuntu Ports repository, after David, the Director of cloud.mu, provisionned additional storage on the Ubuntu mirror server for an upgrade. I submitted the Ubuntu Ports mirror for review and that was completed the same day.
The mirror supports the following CPU architectures: arm64, armhf, ppc64el and s390x. When users in Mauritius install an Ubuntu server for one of these architectures the mirror is set to mu.ports.ubuntu.com in the
/etc/apt/sources.list file. Being a primary mirror for Mauritius, all requests on that domain are handled by ubuntu-mirror.cloud.mu.
If you are looking for the Ubuntu ARM 64 Desktop version, then you can download it from cdimage.ubuntu.com.