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Re: yum.conf shipped with 1.0



Le mar 28/10/2003 à 23:03, seth vidal a écrit :
> On Tue, 2003-10-28 at 16:58, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le mar 28/10/2003 à 22:08, seth vidal a écrit :
> > > > If yum could handle a large mirror list all by itself that wouldn't be a
> > > > problem. Better fix yum than add a gui/tui bandaid.
> > > 
> > > 
> > > Why can't it handle a mirror list now?
> > > 
> > > just use multiple baseurls in each repo stanza. It will go from mirror
> > > to mirror, if failovermethod=roundrobin then it select one at random,
> > > first.
> > 
> > Random is a pretty poor euristic:(
> 
> for the first time it is run, how would you want them to be selected?

Response time (will catch close mirrors at least) ?

Anyway the first time is difficult to get right - people that actually
choose mirrors do so based on their past history, so that's what yum
should do - scan all at first, collect stats, and get better choosing
mirrors over time.

> at some level the user should have some involvement in what mirrors are
> better for them.

Very often, the user does not care or does not have info enough.
Whatever checks the user is supposed to do right now, a preogram can do
too (except this url is prettier/easier to type rules, but do we need
them ;)

Cheers,

-- 
Nicolas Mailhot

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