Bug 458131 - RFE: include yum-fastestmirror plugin.
RFE: include yum-fastestmirror plugin.
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: yum-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: James Antill
James Antill
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Reported: 2008-08-06 12:10 EDT by Aleksey Nogin
Modified: 2009-01-20 17:05 EST (History)
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2009:0227 normal SHIPPED_LIVE yum-utils bug fix update 2009-01-20 11:06:29 EST

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Description Aleksey Nogin 2008-08-06 12:10:46 EDT
Currently RHEL does not include the yum-fastestmirror plugin. This makes sense as long as yum is only using with RHN; hower once other repositories, like EPEL, are in use, it would be nice to be able to use yum-fastestmirror.

I already filed a similar RFE against EPEL - bug 457978. It would have made more sense to include yum-fastestmirror in EPEL instead of RHEL, however since this plugin is a part of the yum-utils package that is already a part of RHEL, including it in EPEL is problematic per bug 457978 comment #1.
Comment 1 James Antill 2008-08-06 13:34:04 EDT
 Given that there a few plugins we don't distribute in RHEL, I think the correct fix is to have an EPEL yum-utils build that just produces the sub-packages we don't have in RHEL.

 However I think the reason fastestmirror wasn't included by default was: 1) It wasn't as well tested/fixed as it is now. 2) RHEL/RHN doesn't use it. 3) MirrorManager should (hopefully) eventually obviate the need for it.

 #1 isn't true anymore, so I think I'm going to include it for 5.3 (although not force it like CentOS).
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2008-08-06 13:42:22 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release.  Product Management has requested
further review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential
inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
products.  This request is not yet committed for inclusion in an Update
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2009-01-20 17:05:36 EST
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