Comments on the fastestmirror plugin
rocketraman at fastmail.fm
Sat Mar 13 07:17:12 UTC 2010
On 03/13/2010 01:12 AM, Tim wrote:
> Raman Gupta:
>>> The fact that yum-fastestmirror ignores bandwidth when selecting
>>> mirrors is annoying for high bandwidth machines too -- I regularly
>>> find that yum selects mirrors which have low latency but whose
>>> bandwidth is very poor, which requires a manual update to the exclude
> Tony Nelson:
>> Type Ctrl-C during a slow download, and then (as it warns) don't type
>> it again for at least two seconds. You'll get the next mirror from the
>> list. It's a yum thing, and also an artifact of how the download
>> library works.
> That's still manual intervention, and only of use when using the command
> line. I second the prior proposal that a user ought to be able to
> preset their computer to automatically look for another mirror if the
> download speed went below a certain threshold.
Exactly -- this actually leads to another wish list enhancement... I
use the Ctrl-C thing regularly but yum-fastestmirror still persists in
using the *same* slow mirror the next time a yum command is run. The
smart thing would be to realize that the user doesn't want to use this
mirror and remember the decision on the next run.
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