Better up2date available?

J.B. Nicholson-Owens jbn at forestfield.org
Fri Dec 5 08:41:21 UTC 2003


nosp wrote:
> I'd recommend people try mirrors.kernel.org or one of the other FC
> mirrors on http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html .  Plenty of
> bandwidth out there.

Is there an up2date update on the horizon?

The one that comes with FC1 showed me I have some pending updates, but the
last time I used the GUI up2date it said each update file was 0k long.

I added some mirror sites to the yum repos in /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
because I wanted to maximize the chances I could get the updates the next
time I felt like being online long enough to download them.  But up2date
stops when one of the mirrors is inaccessible or busy (such as an FTP site
that has reached its anonymous visitor limit).  This is really bad.

I don't understand why up2date can't download partial files from accessible
repos and (since they're all mirrors with the same channel-label) eventually
end up with complete files that are ready for GPG signature checking and
installation.

Are there plans in the works for up2date improvement?

Thanks for any help you can offer.





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