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Re: blacklist mirrors?



2009/4/11 Kam Leo <kam leo gmail com>:
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 7:50 AM, Tom Horsley <tom horsley att net> wrote:
>> I was just poking around in the available yum plugins and I
>> didn't see one for blacklisting mirrors. Is there something
>> that will allow me to do that, and I just didn't recognize
>> it from the description?
>>
>> I'm basically ready to give up on mirrors.liberty.edu since
>> yum keeps trying to use it, timing out, and picking a different
>> mirror. I'd like to tell it to stop wasting time ever
>> trying that particular mirror (don't know if it is a problem
>> with that mirror or just the path from here to there).
>>
>
> Tom, get with the program and do a little reading. Edit your repo
> file(s) and change the baseurl to point to the server you want to use.

What the heck? That's a pretty rude response and hard-coding a
particular mirror is not the preferred method, because mirrors are
considered ephemeral.

Tom, I use yum-fastestmirror - it may do what you want by sticking you
to a much faster mirror than the liberty.edu one.

-- 
Sam


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