Bug 170227 - yum network timeouts too panicky for diallup connection
yum network timeouts too panicky for diallup connection
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-10-09 12:41 EDT by davidbrightly
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:52 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-09 12:44:19 EDT
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Description davidbrightly 2005-10-09 12:41:31 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i586; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Epiphany/1.6.1

Description of problem:
yum repeatedly timing out connections to mirror sites during temporary network  congestion.  See attached log.  Download of primary.xml.gz via web browser successful in this period.  Can work around by setting throttle=4k.  Network timeout not a user-settable option.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. create network congestion 
2. clear yum cache
3. yum install evolution-2.4.0-2.i386

Actual Results:  see attached log

Expected Results:  primary.xml.gz  successfully downloaded

Additional info:

Fedora Core 4, 400MHz AMD K6,  192M RAM, 56kb dialup line, UK Sunday afternoon.            Am attempting to pursue Evolution bug http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=318293 but not meeting much success!
Comment 1 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-10-09 12:44:19 EDT
yum allows you to set the timeout length. See "man 5 yum.conf" for more details.
Comment 2 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-10-09 13:15:47 EDT
Interesting, it's not in the yum 2.3.2-7 man page for yum.conf. Anyways just put
"timeout=XX" in /etc/yum.conf where XX is the desired timeout in seconds.

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