Bug 2000447 - [rfe] Torrent type download for DNF
Summary: [rfe] Torrent type download for DNF
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dnf
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jaroslav Mracek
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2021-09-02 07:44 UTC by Thomas Stephen Lee
Modified: 2021-09-06 13:33 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-09-06 13:33:36 UTC
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Description Thomas Stephen Lee 2021-09-02 07:44:48 UTC
Description of problem:

Unlike RHEL, Fedora and EL8 rebuilds have mirrors.
It would be great if the DNF install/update used multiple mirrors like torrents, speeding up the download process. We do not know how hard this is to implement. We feel that the code might be there somewhere.

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Comment 1 Jaroslav Mracek 2021-09-06 13:33:36 UTC
Thank you very much for report. It looks like that we already some level of support of torrent in https://dnf-plugins-extras.readthedocs.io/en/latest/torproxy.html. I know it is not exactly what you requested but at least the field was opened.
On other hand we do not have a plan to implement something else related to torrents in near future because we have more important tasks ahead of us. I also think that such a torrent logic should be not implemented in DNF but in library shared by multiple components like curl.

I am really sorry that I don't have better information for you.

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