Bug 121071 - up2date doesn't fall back to other mirrors if one fails
Summary: up2date doesn't fall back to other mirrors if one fails
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: up2date   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bret McMillan
QA Contact: Fanny Augustin
: 132373 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: fedora-ppc 124619
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Reported: 2004-04-16 20:26 UTC by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-29 14:34:12 UTC
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Description David Woodhouse 2004-04-16 20:26:35 UTC
Description of problem:

On a PPC machine, up2date has this in its sources file:

yum-mirror fedora-core-rawhide 

Sometimes an incomplete mirror mirror.hiwaay.net is selected, which
does not carry PPC RPMS. If this happens, up2date fails. Instead,
up2date should fall back to another mirror.

Comment 1 Andrew D. Stadler 2004-09-06 21:15:27 UTC
Twice now, up2date has selected a mirror that cannot be contacted. 
For example, right now I'm sitting on
and it's not coming up.  It should have an option to try a different
mirror.  (the workaround, to completely quit and restart up2date,
seems to work fine)

Also, if I enter http://mirror.eas.muohio.edu/ into Mozilla, it
*immediately* says the host "could not be found".  Why does up2date
hang in the same scenario?

Comment 2 petrosyan 2004-10-16 15:17:47 UTC
*** Bug 132373 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 15:18:08 UTC
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.

Comment 4 John Thacker 2006-10-29 14:34:12 UTC
Note that FC1 and FC2 are no longer supported even by Fedora Legacy, and FC3 and
FC4 are supported by Fedora Legacy only for security issues.  Please retest this
bug against a still supported version and retest.  If this still occurs on FC3
or FC4 and is a security issue, please reopen the bug and assign it to that
version and Fedora Legacy.  If it occurs on RHEL, please change to that product
and the appropriate version.

Note that up2date has been replaced by pirut/pup for FC5 and FC6, the only
fully-supported versions of Fedora Core.  Please test pirut for software updates
and file bugs as appropriate.

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