[CentOS] CentOS 7 install: closest mirror not supported?

Mon Jun 5 14:37:24 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 06/05/2017 09:28 AM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 06/04/2017 10:29 AM, Jos Vos wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Do CentOS 7 installs not automatically use a closest mirror for
>> installing like Fedora does, or is that due to the way I'm starting
>> the install (virt-install)?
>> Background:
>> I'm trying to find the best way to do installs using basic local media
>> (network install, but *without* the need to download the squashfs.img
>> for every install) but without a full local mirror.  On Fedora (25),
>> it works fine using a local boot.iso (virt-install -l), but with
>> CentOS 7 you then have to manually enter a repository URL.
>> I also tried a local kernel/pxeboot tree with LiveOS/squashfs.img
>> (the latter similar to Fedora's install.img?) with no result.
> Yes but .. closest mirror only gets as detailed as per country.
> If you want to add a local mirror to that, then a yum config file change
> to add a baseurl to the repo file would be required.  Then fastestmirror
> would pick the fastest from mirrorlist (10-15 listed machines per
> country) and the added local mirror, which would always be fastest
> unless it was offline, etc.

Actually, I don't KNOW if anaconda will use mirrorlist as a URL in CentOS-7

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