[Mageia-dev] Mirror list for apps (LONG mail)
andr55 at laposte.net
Thu Nov 4 17:11:50 CET 2010
Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> My main points in this - seen from the user's side:
> 1. If an automatic mirrorlist is used by urpmi there must be the
> ability to jump to the next mirror if the first one is not available
> or outdated. This was already requested some time ago in Mandriva and
> Mageia should not start a mirrorlist system without this feature.
My closest mirror is often not up to date (by a day or 2), and is down
for a few hours every night. (It is hosted at a small university.)
So often for updates, I get an error message about being unable to
download. I have to wait a day or 2, or update manually from another
> 2. Whatever system is used, the user must have the option to select a
> mirror if he wants to (like in SmartUrpmi). In short: there must be
> the easy option to override the automatic system, like it is now with
> Mandriva. Example: if the next mirror (selected by the mirrorlist
> system) is too slow for the user's needs.
Exactly. The closest mirror is also relatively slow, and only allows a
The 2nd and 3rd closest mirrors belong to a large network of mirrors,
with very fast download, multiple connexions, and transparently selects
the particular mirror site.
But currently, with Mandriva, I can't select it as my default.
With Sourceforge, for example, every time I download I can select an
alternate default mirror if I want to. Which remains the default the
next time I download. That would be ideal.
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