[CentOS] yum vs up2date

Thu Sep 7 20:54:41 UTC 2006
Ralph Angenendt <ra+centos at br-online.de>

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 

| [ralph at logout ~]$ wget -O -
| "http://mirrorlist.centos.org/?release=4&arch=i386&repo=os&cc=de"
| http://ftp.hosteurope.de/mirror/centos.org/4.4/os/i386/
| http://centos.intergenia.de/4.4/os/i386/
| http://centos-mirror.financial.com/4.4/os/i386/
| http://wftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/centos/4.4/os/i386/
| http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/centos/4.4/os/i386/
| http://centos.mirrors.skynet.be/pub/centos/4.4/os/i386/
| http://mirrors.ircam.fr/pub/CentOS/4.4/os/i386/
| http://centos.crazyfrogs.org/4.4/os/i386/
| http://ftp.nluug.nl/ftp/pub/os/Linux/distr/CentOS/4.4/os/i386/
| http://centos.mirror.rokscom.nl/4.4/os/i386/

which are mirrors *in* Germany or in neighbour countries. I can assume
that those are pretty fast, also. 

The problem is: There might be more mirrors in my vicinity - but how is
CentOS supposed to know that they are there? Do those mirrors report
back to CentOS or do they just mirror it from somewhere else? 

<http://www.centos.org/modules/tinycontent/index.php?id=13> - those are
the official ones. If you know of other mirrors close to you, then get
*them* to report to CentOS. 

We can't just probe every available ftp server and look if they mirror
centos content.


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