As described in bug 161042, the mirror-select script was removed from the Extras
apt package due to a lack of Fedora mirrors. Since apt has repomd support now,
is it appropriate to think about reenabling this functionality?
Thinking about is certainly appropriate :) We can't really use the old
mirror-select script as it was, but something similar in functionality would be
nice. Only it should use the existing fedora-mirror lists and it certainly could
be smarter than the old one anyway.
Anyway, it's not just a simple matter of re-enabling the script, more work is
Is this an "upstream" request? I'm swapping the Cc:/Assigned: roles. :)
Yeah, I would say it's an upstream request. Unless of course you want to do a
little bit of Lua-hacking yourself :) Modifying the existing mirror-select to
use the official mirror-lists (eg
http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors/fedora-core-6) instead of it's own
(very stupid ATM) format shouldn't be hard.
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