[CentOS] Updates offered annoyance

Wed Aug 25 14:19:12 UTC 2010
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:41:11 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> Robert,
> On 25 August 2010 14:24, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> > The main problem is that yum is NOT well written to deal with a slow
> > and *unreliable* dial-up interface -- it in fact behaves extremly
> Grab a copy of a repository at work, copy it home and set up a local
> repository. Yum will be perfectly happy with the setup.
> Sample to rsync to mirrorservice.org:

My 'work' is at home (dialup).  The local library is only good for
about 1.5mbits/sec (about 150kbytes/sec).  I don't have enough free
disk space for a full repo on either my laptop or my desktop.

> export RSYNCCMD="rsync -avP --delete"
> $RSYNCCMD rsync://rsync.mirrorservice.org/sites/mirror.centos.org/5.5/updates/x86_64/
> /storage/centos/5.5/updates/x86_64/
> $RSYNCCMD rsync://rsync.mirrorservice.org/sites/mirror.centos.org/5.5/updates/i386/
> /storage/centos/5.5/updates/i386/

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