Bug 228427 - reenable apt-get mirror-select?
reenable apt-get mirror-select?
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: apt (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Mosaab Alzoubi
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 512518
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Reported: 2007-02-12 22:43 EST by Chris Weyl
Modified: 2015-03-03 08:09 EST (History)
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Description Chris Weyl 2007-02-12 22:43:20 EST
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?
Comment 1 Panu Matilainen 2007-02-13 02:42:23 EST
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
Comment 2 Axel Thimm 2007-02-15 17:27:27 EST
Is this an "upstream" request? I'm swapping the Cc:/Assigned: roles. :)
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2007-02-16 01:30:21 EST
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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Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-03-03 08:09:42 EST
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