[mythtv-users] Ongoing Fedora YUM Dependency Problems
mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 15:51:20 UTC 2006
On 9/29/06, jack snodgrass <mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/29/06, stan <stanlist at cox.net> wrote:
> > > the only issue I have with Fedora and Yum out of the box is the
> > > 'mirror' system that they use. Unless you specifically go into the
> > > yum.repos.d files and specify a close mirror, you may be trying to
> > > load packages from half-way across the planet. It's totally random.
> > > If you get a 'bad' mirror, you may have issues updating / upgradeing.
> > > I know which mirrors are close to my geographic location so I
> > > put those into my yum config files before I ever do a yum upgrade.
> > >
> > > jack
> > Network install here (over the home lan) takes about two hours with lots of
> > "custom install" included packages. No problem with that; it's expected.
> > But, the first upgrade (yum -y upgrade) takes about four or five hours. (so
> > it runs overnight).
> > What's the trick to finding faster upgrade sources?
> > Are there trustworthy "secret" distribution CD's that have already been
> > upgraded? Something like FC5.1? (That has a ring to it.) Or, is that what
> > FC6 is about?
> > --stan
> I'm a geek.... I took the list of fedora mirrors from the fc mirror
> list web page
> and then I wrote a script to ping each one. I used the ping time to tell me
> what the closest, fastest servers were.
> for me, it's www.gtlib.cc.gatech.edu so I added the FC5 path for gatech
> to my .repo files.
note... the intial upgrade download for a mostly configured system is 600Meg.
My FIOS 15/2 connection downlods that fairly speedily... your download times
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