Bug 172550 - RFE: cache yum mirrorlists
RFE: cache yum mirrorlists
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
noarch Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-11-07 00:08 EST by John Mahowald
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-07 00:10:14 EST
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Description John Mahowald 2005-11-07 00:08:07 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.

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How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
fedora.redhat.com goes down


Actual Results:  No more mirror list, yum can't continue.

Expected Results:  Continued from cached mirrorlist.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Seth Vidal 2005-11-07 00:10:14 EST
already been discussed on yum-devel list.

See this month's archives for more information.

closing this as upstream.

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