Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177337
yum.conf manual page information seems wrong
Last modified: 2014-01-21 17:53:27 EST
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Description of problem:
I happen to be looking over a manual page and noticed it said "seconds" for a timeout value. The manual page is for yum.conf.
I think this is milliseconds, one because an ICMP echo request to www.google.com for example using the -A switch to ping, returns on average 30 milliseconds give or take 5 milliseconds, round trip.
Another reason I believe this value of "30" and "seconds" being a typo, is because I once helped a fellow on dialup, his yum was constantly failing, and we changed a timeout from the default to 90, this fixed the problem, he was on 256KBPS DSL.
I use a cable connection however, I don't see problems.
Thank you for your time, and if you could briefly explain the reason 30 seconds is the actual correct value.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. man yum.conf
2. timeout default says "30 seconds"
according to the socket.setdefaulttimeout docs in the python module it is in
seconds and since that is what yum is using, it is in seconds. reassigning this
to urlgrabber, just in case, though.