Removing/Cemsoring bad Fedora mirrors?

Daniel B. Thurman dant at
Thu Jun 3 03:26:46 UTC 2010

On 06/02/2010 03:20 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Daniel B. Thurman writes:
>> One would think that yum can detect "hangs" and
>> move on to the next mirror to pick up the slack,
>> but this is not the case, or so I am led to believe...
> It's been my consistent experience that yum waits about 30 seconds or
> so, before giving up and going to the next mirror.
Yes, that is true for a "behaving mirror", but in my case,
and on F12, it hangs a very long time (I went away for 30
minutes... came back, and no go!)

So... it was strange.

Seems that the hang in that mirror in question had
a firm grip on the connection and would not time out
at all OR yum thinks somehow the connection is still
live even though there is no activity whatsoever.  I
had to ^C the yum connection to break yum, blacklist
the offending mirror and try again. This time it worked.


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