[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Marek Laane bald at smail.ee
Sun May 22 10:19:07 CEST 2011

2011/5/22 Daniel Le Berre <le.berred at free.fr>

> Le 22/05/2011 09:42, Luca Olivetti a écrit :
> > Al 22/05/11 05:51, En/na Wolfgang Bornath ha escrit:
> >
> >>
> >> 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).
> >
> > Same here, I *never* managed to upgrade the distribution, without
> > using easyurpmi with manual mirror selection (the upgrade tool just
> removed
> > the existing sources and always failed to add new ones).
> >
> > Bye
> I used easyurpmi for a while, mainly to add PLF sources, or to specify a
> specific mirror when there was some mirroring problems in MDV (hdlist
> not synced with repository content for instance).
> As noted previously, the PLF issue does not hold for MGA.
> It is probably worth improving the way the current media manager is
> working than add yet another tool to the distrib.
> We could have for instance checkboxes when importing media sources with:
> - select mirror: by default let the media manager find a mirror for you,
> else select one in a list
> - include tainted: by default disable access to tainted repository. Warn
> the user about the content of those repositories.
> The main point is that people often do not know about the media manager.
> Maybe a button to that tool directly in the update app would give it
> more visibility, instead of looking into it on the package manager menu.
> Or maybe it should be an app on its own.
> Daniel

Well, it is "an app on its own", just look at Mageia Control Center.
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