[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

andre999 andr55 at laposte.net
Mon Nov 29 22:37:40 CET 2010

nicolas vigier a écrit :
> 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.

One list provides a lot more flexibility, particularly in defining what 
we want mirrors to carry.  We could end up with several types of mirrors.
Some ISO-only, others all but ISOs, etc.

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