I received an e-mail today (9 April) from Brian Henderson at the Oregon State University Open Source Lab, which hosts our main repository. The main server that hosts our repository will be down for replacement from 2000 UTC on 15 April 2009 to 0001 UTC on 16 April 2009. It is possible that the new server will be online sooner, but one never knows. The other osuosl servers that share the load of serving up files are also scheduled to be replaced. As we learn of the scheduled outages, we'll update the community.
The reason the VL community is being told about this outage is that you may experience slowness with the other servers at osuosl.org if you are downloading packages within the outage window.