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Re: Fedora Bounties (seeking ideas)



On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 19:06 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-20 at 16:32 -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 21:02 -0700, Per Bjornsson wrote:
> > > The "fastestmirror" yum plugin is your friend - I really think it should
> > > be part of the default install!
> > > yum install yum-fastestmirror
> > 
> > It's not my friend. It seems to always pick the worst mirrors possible.
> > It shouldn't take 5 minutes to download 100k. In particular,
> > mirror.clarkson.edu always seems to top the list, and I can only seem to
> > get about 300bps sustained from them...
> > 
> > Mirrors need to be ranked by actual download rate, not whatever it is
> > yum-fastestmirror is doing. (It appears to be simply timing how long it
> > takes to connect()...)
> 
> Then do so! :)
> 
> You can make your own mirrorlist for your own use if you want.
> 
> just put the baseurl of the sites you like in a file somewhere on your
> system
> 
> then refer to the file in the repo section in the .repo file like this:
> 
> [myrepo]
> name=some repo
> mirrorlist=file:///path/to/my/mirrorlist
> 
> that's it!
> -sv

I did this by taking the old FC4 ".us.east" lists and (after
confirmation of the repos) including them on my system.  I wasn't sure
that was the accepted usage, but now it seems so.  I know there are
probably myriad ways to accomplish this with a more user-friendly bent,
but would it make sense for there to be a tool that asked the user to
select a geographic region, and populated a local mirror list
appropriately, using a remotely gathered list that included lat/long
data?  Does such a thing exist already and I'm just clueless?

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