[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Dale Huckeby spock at evansville.net
Sun May 22 08:49:28 CEST 2011

On Sun, 22 May 2011, Wolfgang Bornath wrote:

> 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.

Not liking the %MIRRORLIST system is precisely why I kept using easyurpmi.
I could of course have typed out the pathways for my favorite sites, but
it's easier to let easyurpmi generate them and then substitute via drag and
drop the first part of the path for the site I want (not one of the ones
used by easyurpmi). Guess I'll either start hand-typing the full pathways or
using SmartUrpmi. Glad you mentioned it. Thanks.

Dale Huckeby

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