Bug 228427

Summary: reenable apt-get mirror-select?
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Chris Weyl <cweyl>
Component: aptAssignee: Dridi Boukelmoune <dridi.boukelmoune>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Chris Weyl 2007-02-13 03:43:20 UTC
As described in bug 161042, the mirror-select script was removed from the Extras
apt package due to a lack of Fedora mirrors.  Since apt has repomd support now,
is it appropriate to think about reenabling this functionality?

Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2007-02-13 07:42:23 UTC
Thinking about is certainly appropriate :) We can't really use the old
mirror-select script as it was, but something similar in functionality would be
nice. Only it should use the existing fedora-mirror lists and it certainly could
be smarter than the old one anyway.

Anyway, it's not just a simple matter of re-enabling the script, more work is
needed.

Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2007-02-15 22:27:27 UTC
Is this an "upstream" request? I'm swapping the Cc:/Assigned: roles. :)

Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2007-02-16 06:30:21 UTC
Yeah, I would say it's an upstream request. Unless of course you want to do a
little bit of Lua-hacking yourself :) Modifying the existing mirror-select to
use the official mirror-lists (eg
http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/fedora-core-6) instead of it's own
(very stupid ATM) format shouldn't be hard. 

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Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-03-03 13:09:42 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 6 Dridi Boukelmoune 2019-09-16 07:33:40 UTC
What is packaged as apt in Fedora is apt-rpm which is a different upstream, dead for a decade. The "apt-rpm" apt package will be retired and replaced by the "vanilla" apt package.