[Yum-devel] zeroconf-like discovery of repos

Mihai Ibanescu misa+yum at redhat.com
Thu May 18 15:07:28 UTC 2006

On Thu, May 18, 2006 at 04:03:23PM +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 15:28 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> >> sounds like a lot of over engineering something thats already available
> >> as the fastest mirror plugin. using the fastest-to-target-machine is a
> >> better way of achieving the same thing.
> > 
> > That only helps if the mirror is a public one... if it's one just for
> > local users, you can't list it in a mirror list and so fastest-mirror
> > can't help
> > 
> but you could have that url listed in the .repo file's baseurl= line, if
> its not available it wont be considered by fastestmirror. And when it
> does connect / lookup, it comes into play.

What I am trying to accomplish with this is "zeroconf" - don't touch config
files if you don't have to.

Sure, you could manually set your IP address, but isn't DHCP nicer?

Hope the analogy makes sense.


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