The updates firehose

Paul W. Frields stickster at
Wed Jun 13 02:34:32 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 21:52 -0500, Matt Domsch wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 07:55:11AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Matt Domsch wrote:
> > >On Sat, Jun 09, 2007 at 04:41:12PM -0400, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> > >>Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>Are people complaining?
> > >>I don't complain when it happens with my own computer that's
> > >>being updated daily... but it's painful when you update a
> > >>dozen of desktops in the office to F7 and all them want to
> > >>download 500MB worth of updates the first time they boot.
> > >>
> > >>Yes, I could use a local Fedora mirror.  And, in fact,
> > >>I do.  But then I'd have to customize the yum config on
> > >>all clients to go look there.
> > >
> > >You can add your local private mirror to mirrormanager, add a netblock
> > >that covers your address space, and all your clients will then pull
> > >from your local mirror rather than public mirrors, with no change on
> > >the clients.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > 
> > Matt, would you be interested in writing a updated mirror guide? The one 
> > at is pretty outdated and we need to cover 
> > all the new configurations and features in the new mirror manager.
> Yeah, somehow I found that link the other day, and thought it needed
> to be reworked somewhat.  That doc is nice in that works regardless of
> any new features Fedora Infrastructure provides (like mirrormanager),
> and is good for anyone anywhere that has a copy of the packages,
> either from media or downloaded.  But it could certainly be enhanced
> to describe using the publicly available mirrors to keep your own tree
> up-to-date, as well as pointers to perhaps another doc describing how
> to use MirrorManager.

I'd love to see some changes to this document.  I wrote that *way* back
in the FC2 time frame and the Docs Project was still testing out its
wings back then, so much so that it took until FC3 got out for the
document to be published.  Wasn't long before it was behind, as my time
got eaten up by toolchain and other work. ;-)

Matt, if you're interested in updating it, I'm happy to help by giving
you any needed info on the tools and other niceties for FDP, as well as
helping edit of course.

Paul W. Frields, RHCE                
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