[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?
molch.b at googlemail.com
Sun May 22 10:21:17 CEST 2011
2011/5/22 Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org>:
> Le dimanche 22 mai 2011 à 05:51 +0200, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
>> 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.
> There is likely stuff to improve with mirrorlist selection indeed ( I
> would add AS number to it, as well as bandwidth, and push a smarter
> system in urpmi one day to get nearer mirros, and add some weight based
> on network related stuff ), but since everybody work around it, no one
> is motivated to improve it or provides information for that. So because
> people able to fix focus on not facing the problem and because there is
> a know workaround, newer users face the problem.
As soon as the %MIRRORLIST system
- checks the fastest mirror before using it
- checks the update status of the mirror before using it
- switches to another mirror if the selected mirror is not reachable
or not uptodate
I will gladly forget all webtools and dedicated mirror selection.
(I remember writing almost the same at least 2 years ago in a same
discussion at Mandriva)
> Worst, since people focus on specific mirrors ( d-c being the prime
> example ), the mirror slowly become more and more overloaded with
> requests, forcing admin of using complex scheme to divide the
You can't avoid this. Users want to be connected to teh mirror which
provides the best service, you can't force them to use a slow mirror
just to protect better mirrors.
>> 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.
> It can already be done.
Read my previous mail.
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