[CentOS] yum-utils and yum-utils-plugins

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Mon Nov 28 12:16:19 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-11-27 at 14:55 -0600, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> All,
> We are currently testing the yum-utils and yum-utils-plugins in the
> dev.centos.org repository.
> The two main plugins that this allows that I think would be great for
> normal users are protectbase and fastestmirror.
> See the announcement on the centos-devel list for details:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2005-November/000947.html

The fastestmirror plugin will not work if you have a proxy server
enabled AND if the outbound port that the client machine (the one you
are running yum on) has the outbound port blocked.

If you are in that situation, and if you are using yum-utils-plugins,
you will see all the mirrors marked as dead.

You would need to disable the fastestmirror plugin by editing the file:


and then setting:


You would then still be able to use the protectbase (or other) plugins.
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