[CentOS-devel] yum and fastestmirror

Thu Jun 12 18:37:17 UTC 2008
Ned Slider <ned at unixmail.co.uk>

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Bogdan Costescu wrote:
>> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>>> would save me once less configuration step on every new install
>>> Likewise for yum-downloadonly.
>> I think that it's worth asking the more general question: if the plugins
>> don't modify at all (like downloadonly) or only make better (like
>> fastestmirror) the behaviour of yum, shouldn't they be in by default ?
> Absolutely, its a discussion worth having.
> However, for the sake of 5.2, i think we'll just go with the 
> fastestmirror added in.
> Maybe we can work out a list of the others that are recommended by the 
> users, and decide on those for the future ?
> - KB

How about Priorities preconfigured too?

Then maybe external repos like RPMForge's RPM for CentOS could come 
preconfigured with priorities=x already set to compliment the core 
CentOS repos and not overwrite base packages.