[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Sun May 22 10:01:19 CEST 2011

2011/5/22 James Kerr <jim at jkerr82508.free-online.co.uk>:
> On 22/05/11 04:51, 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.
> You can do that in the Media Manager, File - Add a specific media mirror
> (the list of mirrors is displayed), or if your mirror is a private mirror,
> File - Add a custom medium (select "create media for an entire
> distribution").

Yes, I know that but it's not the point here. I sure know how to add a
mirror to my /etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg using vi, I sure know how to add a
mirror using 'urpmi.addmedia', and I sure know how to add a mirror
using "Add" in the media manager in MCC. But still I normally use this
web tool because 1) I don't have to care for typos and 2) it's soooo

The benefit of this tool (I'm referring to
http://www.mandrivauser.de/smarturpmi/ here) is
 - I see the current state of the mirrors in the list (including last
sync run, checked several times a day), so I can avoid mirrors which
can not be reached or are not uptodate;
 - instead of having to look up the address and the location of the
synthesis list and then copy it into a field in the media manager
(which is a sure cause for typos) I just have to mark all
media/mirrors I want to add, then click on a button and a script is
transferred to my machine, no place for errors.
 - starting the script I am asked for root passwort and after that I
can let the script do everything else, including a complete update -
if I want to.


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