[CentOS-devel] yum and fastestmirror
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Tue Jun 17 14:12:39 UTC 2008
Wojciech Pilorz wrote:
> yum-fastestmirror does not work behind some restrictive (oppresive?) firewall
if yum itself is able to make http/ftp connects to a remote host, I dont
see why yum-fastestmirror might have an issue, can you provide some
specifics about what broke and how ?
> Also, at least some time ago, fastestmirror was very address-space hungry,
> and caused yum to die if ulimit on address-space or stack-spaceset
> set to anything below 1Gig or more (well, that was on fedora
> with a very long list of mirrors, and fastestmirror created
> a large number of thread, perhaps one for a mirror).
Well, this isnt Fedora. So if you have an issue on CentOS with something
similar its worth looking at.
> I would second that mentioning in release notes is needed.
Thats on the wiki, so feel free to add it there :D Although I'd imagine
there is already something there about yum and the fact that it now
depends on yum-fastestmirror.
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