Mostafa Z. Afgani wrote:Hi James,
Over the last couple of days I have noticed that yum takes a very long time to gather the header information from the servers. Download of actual headers/packages are however normal. Is there anyone else experiencing this problem? The following might be relevant:
You have quite a few repositories to look at. Basically, if there are any redundancies on any of the servers you are pointing to; yum also has to resolve the headers for each. This is to help limit downloading the same package from 2 or more different sites.
You have 9 repositories listed and enabled, which is quite a bit if you ask me. But, then what do I know?
One way to help, could be to mirror all those sites on your system and build a single yum repository on your server or another where you could get all the updates in a single download.
Look up 'yum-arch' for this. There are also several sites on how to setup a mirror and a yum repository.
Good Luck, James Kosin