[CentOS] yum vs up2date
William L. Maltby
CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Thu Sep 7 21:08:06 UTC 2006
On Thu, 2006-09-07 at 22:54 +0200, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> William L. Maltby wrote:
> > E.g. can a mirror definition be provided that supports "local addenda"
> > that take precedence? This might be through a config file parameter. It
> > could even allow one to suppress or continue processin of the "standard
> > mirrors" if the locals fail.
> I get
> We can't just probe every available ftp server and look if they mirror
> centos content.
Which is why I said
This might be through a config file parameter. It
could even allow one to suppress or continue processin of the "standard
mirrors" if the locals fail.
I may be ignorant (in the dictionary sense:-) but I have some sense.
OK. Assuming that you read carefully and I did not express myself
What I was thinking (one of many possibilities) was along the lines of
"include" directives similar to... e.g. xinetd or many other packages.
Might want a slightly different name. Regardless, it would cause
inclusion of a file of mirrors, maybe hand generated by the user, that
would be tried before the list normally returned by the current
In conjunction with that, a "flag" that says yes/no: try the "standard"
mirrors if the special list fails or not.
It may be a dumb idea, but not as dumb as the one you (apparently)
implied I suggested.
I have no complaints about how it works now. I posted my $0.25 only in
the nature of contributing something I did not see suggested. I really
don't give a darn how it turns out.
Summerfiled chose to be "grating". He might fit right in here.
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