[Mageia-discuss] Easyurpmi forMageia ?

Daniel Le Berre le.berred at free.fr
Sun May 22 11:03:27 CEST 2011

Le 22/05/2011 10:19, Marek Laane a écrit :
> 2011/5/22 Daniel Le Berre <le.berred at free.fr <mailto: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.

I mean with an entry in the system/administration menu, as for other
package related tools.

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