Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 172550
RFE: cache yum mirrorlists
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:53:00 EST
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Description of problem:
Having mirrorlists provides a good updateable list of mirrors only if the mirror list site stays up. When it goes down there currently isn't any fallback, except manually adding mirrors to the repository definition. If the mirrorlist were cached with the other repository metadata the transaction could continue with the last known good mirrors, even if the mirrorlist is down.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
fedora.redhat.com goes down
Actual Results: No more mirror list, yum can't continue.
Expected Results: Continued from cached mirrorlist.
already been discussed on yum-devel list.
See this month's archives for more information.
closing this as upstream.