As current Feren OS users may have noticed, there have been some issues happening lately with the SourceForge Repositories for Feren OS, which have been going on for about over a week now, where the Packages file and potentially other files that APT tries to retrieve on an apt update appear to return 404 Errors, and therefore 'fail' to download, even though they exist. Due to this issue being random at first before getting as bad as it has now and not showing any signs of stopping, alongside other issues happening with the SourceForge Repository that are less than desirable, I am now slowly transitioning the Feren OS PPAs to a new location, before entirely retiring the old ones on SourceForge.
This won't, however, mean that the Feren OS ISO pages on SourceForge are being retired - only the Feren OS Repositories page will be getting 'retired' from SourceForge soon.
Where are the new repositories?
For now, the new repositories are being hosted on separate GitHub Repositories on the Feren-OS GitHub Team, with more improvements being planned for the repositories in the future. As of the time of writing this, these are the new repositories:
Unstable (now 'testing'): https://github.com/feren-OS/Feren-Repository-testing (currently empty at the time of writing due to not having any packages to test yet)
Non-LTS Update Channel: https://github.com/feren-OS/Feren-Repository-nonlts
Misc. Extra Software: https://github.com/feren-OS/Feren-Repository-software
Extras for Neon-U.E.-PPA-enabled computers: https://github.com/feren-OS/Feren-Repository-neon
How do I switch repositories to the new ones?
To switch the repositories on your Feren OS install to the new GitHub Repositories, you have two options:
Once you have done either of those two options, you should now be on the new repositories rather than the old ones.
Miscellaneous changes + upcoming changes:
I hope you will enjoy Feren OS once more after making this change to your install(s), and I apologise for the inconvenience that this issue may have caused. While the new repositories are still repetitively downloaded for some weird reason, they are a step in the right direction towards fixing the 'repeating package list downloads' issue once and for all.
For now, enjoy Feren OS, and I will hopefully see you for better news...
The Feren OS Developer
It's great making something for the community that might become quite big and remain for a very long time to continue serving the community and helping Linux as a result.