up2date's yum-mirror directive question

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 18 19:25:17 UTC 2004

Jorge Fábregas said:
> I thought that up2date decided which site to use
>  randomly (whether the main one or mirros) but once I started using the
> yum-mirror directive...it is always using the mirrors. Is this normal?

Yes.  Up2date always picks a mirror.

> If
> so, why then have the main yum channel-name main-site-url line?

Without looking at the code, I can think of:

1) In case the yum-mirror URL is having issues
2) So that rhn-applet still has a place to look without doing a fetch of
the mirror list.

William Hooper

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