[CentOS] A minor beef

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 01:28:51 UTC 2005

On 11/24/05, Collins Richey <crichey at gmail.com> wrote:
> CentOS is a really great product, and the package supporters do a bang
> up job, but the one deficiency I've found is the fact that one can
> never rely on being able to get updates at any particular time.
> Whether it's CentOS proper or the Dag additions, something is broke
> most every time I want to apply updates.

One other thing I haven't seen mentioned in this thread that's worth
pointing out is a yum plugin called fastestmirror. You can find it and
how to enable it on the yum wiki. It does a good job of getting the
packages you need quickly if the only problem is download speed, at
the cost of a slight (very slight in my case, less than a second)
delay at the beginning. Several of the yum plugins are becoming quite
sexy for daily use.

> I know this is whin[ge]ing, and I certainly don't have a solution to offer.
> If anyone can offer bucks and/or equipment to improved the software
> distribution process, your karma would get an enormous boost!!!
> --
> 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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Jim Perrin
System Architect - UIT
Ft Gordon & US Army Signal Center

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