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Re: How to set up mirrors in Smart Package Manager?



Em Sexta 26 Janeiro 2007 13:24, Aaron Konstam escreveu:
> On Thu, 2007-01-25 at 22:25 -0500, oleksandr korneta wrote:
> > on 01/23/2007 07:42 AM Marcelo Magno T. Sales wrote:
> > > Hi, people
> > >
> > > Tired of the well known yum/yumex incredible slowness, I'm
> > > experimenting with Smart Package Manager. I must say I'm impressed with
> > > some of its capabilities, like the fast parallel download of files, the
> > > possibility to revert a package to an older version from within the
> > > GUI, to use a directory with a bunch of RPMs as a repo and to easily
> > > set up removable repos, among others useful features. Not having to
> > > download and rebuild the package catalogs every time you run the
> > > program or install a package saves much time too.
> > > However, I did not understand very well how to configure mirrors for
> > > channels. My doubts are the following:
> > > 1. Is there a way to use a mirrorlist URL, like yum?
> > > 2. What is the difference between adding a mirror channel (Edit ->
> > > Channels -> New -> Provide channel information -> Mirror Information)
> > > and adding a mirror (Edit -> Mirrors -> New)?
> > > 3. How to use the first of the above mentioned options?
> > >     3.1. Should I add a mirror channel for each mirror of a repo or
> > > just one channel for all of them?
> > >     3.2. How should I use the "File URL" field? Is this a local path to
> > > a text file with the mirrors' informations? How should this file be
> > > formated?
> > >     3.3. If a mirror channel for each mirror should be added, their
> > > name should all be the same? And in this case, what should I fill up in
> > > "File URL"?
> > > 4. About "Edit -> Mirrors -> New", do I have to fill up the channel URL
> > > in "Origin URL" and the mirror URL in "Mirror URL" for each mirror of
> > > the same repo, one by one? Isn't there a better way to add mirrors?
> >
> > I cant really answer any of your questions, but just want to mention
> > that I am using smart for almost 2 years with fedora (after apt4rpm yum
> > makes me sick) and I never bothered to set any additional mirrors for
> > the channels. I didnt manage to find any ready-to-use configuration and
> > I am too lazy to do it completely myself. But I found that smart works
> > just fine even without this. Of course there was couple times when the
> > default mirror was down, but It came back up later and I didnt have to
> > worry much about that.
> >
> > sorry for
>
> I don't understand you post. When I install smart I don't get a livna
> channel. When I try add  one I get in trouble because smart is not smart
> enough to interpret the variables in the yum repo's baseurls. With the
> livna channel one gets in trouble because it can't handle multiple
> baseurls in the same channel (as yumex doesn't). It is certainly not as
> intuitive to use as yumex is. I can't understand why smart does not have
> a function to convert all the yum repos to channels automatically.

Because smart was not designed to be used specifically with Fedora/Red Hat. It 
is a generic package manager, suitable for several distributions and 
packaging schemes, and not many of these distributions use yum.
Of course, an automatic conversion of yum repositories would be useful, but it 
seems no one yet have wished this feature badly enough, once no one has 
programmed it so far.

[]'s
Marcelo


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