[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

nicolas vigier boklm at mars-attacks.org
Mon Nov 29 14:56:16 CET 2010

On Sat, 27 Nov 2010, Thomas Backlund wrote:

> Wolfgang Bornath skrev 27.11.2010 10:03:
>> 2010/11/27 Ahmad Samir<ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
>>> IMHO, the mirrorlist in its current status should be dropped
>>> altogether... it's only good if the user has good mirrors near where
>>> he lives, otherwise it just fails miserably. The whole point of using
>>> a mirrorlist was that "urpmi will switch to another mirror if the
>>> currently used one fails / can't be reached", that switch doesn't
>>> happen, ("md5sum mismatch" rings a bell?).
>> Although I am a friend of SmartUrpmi and EasyUrpmi I do understand the
>> easy way the mirrorlist system provides, especially for new users. The
>> failure of this system due to failing mirrors was already discussed at
>> Mandriva and there is a bug in MDv bugzilla about it - still open.
>> But even if this bug could be fixed, the option for mirror maintainers
>> to exclude parts of the official mirror structure puts the mirrorlist
>> system in jeopardy, unless we have 2 mirrorlists, one with and one
>> without "problematic" software and let the user select one or the
>> other before he sets up his media.
> This is actually an option I thought of...
> Providing two mirror list, one list with "free" mirrors and one with "full" 
> mirrors.

Or one list, but listing all medias individually.

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