[TriLUG] Re: URPMI repositories (non-troll version)
jtate at dragonstrider.com
Sat Aug 14 14:49:09 EDT 2004
Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> You probably went through the period where the mandrake repositories
> got reorganized. Yes, they did change the directory structure on all
> their repositories when 10.0 came out, but they also changed their
> entire structure of how their distribution worked. Red Hat did the
> exact same thing for RHEL. If you want a reliable urpmi repository,
> try the one I use: raven.cslab.vt.edu. It's located nearby at
> Virginia Tech, it works well, and it's been very reliable for me.
Yes, my attempts were right after the release of 10 community, so
therein lies my frustration. Not a happy introduction. This
frustration is not enough to get me to switch away from Mandrake
however. I still use it. I'll give it another go.
Thanks for the pointer to a decent server. I was about ready to break
out netselect and do some manual server selecting.
> From what I know, apt has to download the entire package info list
> each time it updates too. Are you saying that yum does not?
Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. Yum downloads a flat file index of
packages on the server, and then incremental updates of the RPM headers.
It can also be run "while you sleep", and then cached.
Still a Mandrake lUser.
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