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Description of problem:
Yum fails very often with:
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/4/x86_64/iiimf-docs-12.2-4.fc4.2.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 4] Socket Error: timed out
I've heard this is a problem of python library, however this is extremely annoying when using yum especialy on wireless networks where is lot of dropouts, laags and lost packets. Yum times out very soon - this causes either "primary.xml.gz" etc. to not be dowloaded - leads to that yum stops, or to not download header or archive leading to not finish update.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Needs to have connection with higher packet loss
2. yum update
Actual Results: Nothing is updated, some archives are not downloaded. Yum stops.
Expected Results: Yum does not time out so soon and tries to download as much as possible.
If possible there has to be a way to set up time out for yum. Mirrors are not the solution.
in [main] in yum.conf
it's a time (in seconds)
it wasn't in the man page in 2.3.2 - it was fixed in 2.3.3 - and 2.3.4 is in