mirror suggestion

Matthew Boeckman matthewb at saepio.com
Tue Nov 4 21:10:37 UTC 2003

>>>Severn is a beta.  A number of mirrors probably don't want to use their
>>>drive space for a beta.  I'm sure some only mirror the tree when a new
>>>release is out and don't bother with the betas.
>>>Rawhide was being used for test.  Even fewer mirrors want to use the
>>>bandwidth to keep Rawhide up to date.
>>I understand completely, but I must say that given the media coverage
>>yesterday (i know it's been in the works for quite awhile now) the lack
>>of availability of RHL replacement is frustrating, and not particularly
>>encouraging. I, as many SA's did, went to pull it down and start working
>>with it. Stumbling block #1, it isn't available!
> Nothing against you personally, but if this caught you by surprise
> yesterday you have been asleep at the switch.
> That said, why bother downloading a beta when the release is going to be
> out very shortly?  If you haven't been keeping up with the beta
> downloading it now won't do you much good because anything you want to
> complain about won't be fixed at least until the next release.

Nothing personal taken :-) Nothing caught me by surprise, but the media 
coverage served to nag my brain "oh yeah, i need to look at this". My 
entire point in the thread here is that there is a fairly clear problem 
with availability of Fedora anything, beta or otherwise, and the 
original post suggests that perhaps we should do something about it 
before the main release hits the streets.

In other words, beta or no, the idea that a mirrors list on 
fedora.redhat.com listing known good mirrors that will definitely be 
carrying these releases is a good idea not currently implemented.

Perhaps the answer to my post is "nothing to see here, don't worry all 
the mirrors will have the full release" which is fine, but I didn't see 
that answer, just a lot of other posts agreeing that nothing on mirrors 
carries it, and offering me alternative, non-official mirror download 
sites. (for which I am eternally grateful)

Matthew Boeckman			(816) 777-2160
Manager - Systems Integration		Saepio Technologies

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