Fedora 9 Beta, PackageKit and system-config-printer
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Mar 19 23:13:34 UTC 2008
Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 04:25 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>> Things like enabling updates-testing repository to quickly grab a new
>> package, enabling a repository for a particular session when it is
>> otherwise disabled
> That we can do already.
>> pointing to a local mirror or different source for a
> Is that a common use case?
In my environment, yes. I have a lan mirror that lags a few days behind
the master Fedora mirrors at times so If I want to grab a new package
that is been available very recently, I switch to master mirrors. Then I
have a custom repository in a portable hard disk I switch to on
occasions. Since I am playing a lot with fedora spins these days I have
a need to do this often. Maybe not be a common use case in general.
Certainly useful for me and I suspect others do a lot of similar things
judging by the number of questions we get in user forums regarding this.
>> switching between base url and mirror list etc are things I
>> do pretty often.
> Why do you do this out of interest?
To grab the latest package when it hasn't reached the mirrors. There is
a delay that can be significant depending on which mirrors you are
hitting. Some users just stick with the base url but I switch back to
mirror lists because I don't want to hammer the master.
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