Thoughts and Questions On Yum, Up2Date. Etc.

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at
Thu May 20 19:58:32 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 15:16, William Hooper wrote:
> billg said:
> > 1)  Is yum's unresponsiveness due to mirror load? If so, why wasn't
> > up2date slow?  Just dumb luck?  Do they not look at the same
> > repositories?
> Up2date has code to pick a random mirror.  Yum does not.

Well, yum takes a bit more work.  The onus is on the user to select the
list of mirrors to randomize, but from "man yum.conf":

     can be either 'roundrobin' or 'priority'.   roundrobin  randomly
     selects a url out of the list of urls to start with and proceeds
     through each of them as it encounters a failure  contacting  the
     priority  starts from the first baseurl listed and reads through
     them sequentially.
     failovermethod defaults to roundrobin if not specified.


name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base OS

> > 2)  Why offer more than one way update a Fedora system?
> Why not?  yum has features up2date doesn't and up2date has features yum
> doesn't.

Then there's apt-get - with different +/-


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