[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 17:28:44 CET 2010

On 10 December 2010 18:27, Ahmad Samir <ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 December 2010 17:35, Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2010/12/10 Buchan Milne <bgmilne at multilinks.com>:
>>> easyurpmi should not be necessary. Users should not be expected to paste
>>> random commands from random sites into a root shell.
>> Yes, if urpmi were able to switch from one mirror to another one in
>> case of any failures or at will of the user if the automatically
>> selected mirror is too slow. An issue discussed often enough since
>> Mandriva days (also reported as bug). Until this is not solved users
>> are sometimes (in germany more often than "some times") forced to use
>> such tools like easyurpmi or smarturpmi.
> Not necessarily, you can use "Configure media sources..."> File> Add a
> specific media mirror; this is the old mirror selection dialogue. A
> bit hidden, yes, but the rationale was the the "Add" being the default
> is visible, while "Add a specific media mirror" is for advanced users.
> As I said before, the MIRRORLIST method in its current incarnation is
> a minus not a plus for any user who doesn't have reliable mirrors
> geographically-near where he's located :/
>> [...]
>> --
>> wobo
> --
> Ahmad Samir

Of course it doesn't add PLF repos; but with the current-to-be-used
schema in Mageia it will be sufficient and the user will just click to
enable the "tainted" repo(s).

Ahmad Samir

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