# Mirrors of PureOS package repositories
PureOS is distributed all around the world using mirrors in order to provide users with better access to our archive. We mirror our packages as well as our download directory. We try and work with people who share our values and who have demonstrated that they can provide high availability access to our repositories, other mirrors may exist but they haven't been vetted by Purism. Using a nearby mirror will probably speed up your download, and also reduce the load on our central servers and on the Internet as a whole.
| East Coast, USA | https://mirror.fsf.org/pureos/ | | AMD64, aarch64|
|West Coast, USA |https://mirrors.sonic.net/pureos/repo/| |AMD64, aarch64|
|East Coast, USA |https://mirrors.jevincanders.net/pureos/repo/pureos/|mirrors5wjdwm5hxr2cbd2b7pne5lrbzsnu7fqipcecyhrh4ddz7ssqd.onion/pureos/repo/pureos/ |AMD64, aarch64|
|Sweden |http://mirror.linux.pizza/pureos/|lxpizzamm6twgep2.onion/pureos/|AMD64, aarch64|
##How to use a mirror
To use a mirror, you can use the GNOME Software tool or you can use the command line.
## Command line
Firstly, make sure you have all the packages you'll need for downloading from repos protected with HTTPS;
$ apt install openssl ca-certificates apt-transport-https
Most of those packages are likely already on your local system.
Modify your /etc/apt/sources.list file and add your mirror;
# deb http://repo.pureos.net/pureos byzantium main
# deb http://repo.pureos.net/pureos byzantium-updates main
# deb http://repo.pureos.net/pureos byzantium-security main
deb http://mirrors.jevincanders.net/pureos/repo/pureos byzantium main
In this case I've commented out the main PureOS repository for Byzantium. The mirror is the URL at jevincanders.net, you can use the other mirrors (sonic.net and linux.pizza) the same way. Once you've updated your /etc/apt/sources.list, you should be able to simply `apt update` and you'll get up to date packages from a mirror closer to you.