[CentOS] A minor beef

Collins Richey crichey at gmail.com
Fri Nov 25 14:12:37 UTC 2005

On 11/24/05, Bryan J. Smith <thebs413 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 19:46 -0700, Collins Richey wrote:
> > Thanks to all who responded. CentOS is a great distro, and it's worth
> > the occasional struggle, but it woud be even better without the
> > struggle.
> I'm still trying to figure out what you're trying to accomplish with
> such statements.
> Then again, I should probably ask the same thing of myself with regards
> to responding to you.  ;->

Simple frustration that [ the | one of the ] [ pick one]  best distros
does not have the best delivery mechanism. The fact that I have not
experienced this type of frustration with other major distros seems to
be of no consequence to you, and that's fine. I'm not interested in
plugging Gentoo or Ubuntu; I'm merely asserting the fact that I almost
never encounter this type of problem when fetching updates for these

Some of the responses - maintain your own mirror or use a different
mirror list - are excellent workarounds for my problem, and I will
pursue them, but these recommendations ignore the fact that I never
needed workarounds for ceratin other distros. If the problem doesn't
exist, you don't need a workaround.

We've just about exhausted this thread.

Collins Richey
      Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code ... If you write
      the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not
      smart enough to debug it.
             -Brian Kernighan

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