[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout, round two

Thomas Backlund tmb at iki.fi
Sat Nov 27 18:39:29 CET 2010

Wolfgang Bornath skrev 27.11.2010 10:03:
> 2010/11/27 Ahmad Samir<ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com>:
>> IMHO, the mirrorlist in its current status should be dropped
>> altogether... it's only good if the user has good mirrors near where
>> he lives, otherwise it just fails miserably. The whole point of using
>> a mirrorlist was that "urpmi will switch to another mirror if the
>> currently used one fails / can't be reached", that switch doesn't
>> happen, ("md5sum mismatch" rings a bell?).
> Although I am a friend of SmartUrpmi and EasyUrpmi I do understand the
> easy way the mirrorlist system provides, especially for new users. The
> failure of this system due to failing mirrors was already discussed at
> Mandriva and there is a bug in MDv bugzilla about it - still open.
> But even if this bug could be fixed, the option for mirror maintainers
> to exclude parts of the official mirror structure puts the mirrorlist
> system in jeopardy, unless we have 2 mirrorlists, one with and one
> without "problematic" software and let the user select one or the
> other before he sets up his media.

This is actually an option I thought of...

Providing two mirror list, one list with "free" mirrors and one with 
"full" mirrors.


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