[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sun May 22 05:51:40 CEST 2011

I haven't used EasyUrpmi, but I used the other (similar) web tool
SmartUrpmi regularly.

My reason was not to add PLF or any other repo (MUD or other). My main
reason was my dislike of the %MIRRORLIST system of Mandriva, you could
get connected to a very slow mirror or even to one which was not
uptodate without urpmi being able to switch to another mirror during
one session (a known bug). So I used SmartUrpmi to select a mirror
which I knew to be fast, reliable and uptodate instead of playing
lottery with %MIRRORLIST.

Today with Mageia this risk is not high because there are not so many
mirrors around my residence. But I still would like to select a
dedicated mirror (my own mirror) from such a list as provided by the
web tool.

I don't know EasyUrpmi, so I can't say anything about Michael's
reasoning against it.


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