[Yum-devel] default yum failover method change request

Tim Lauridsen tim.lauridsen at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 29 15:21:02 UTC 2007

seth vidal wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-11-28 at 09:30 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> What I'd like to propose instead is that yum's default failover setting
>> of roundrobin be changed to priority.  This would allow any yum tool
>> using Fedora's Mirror Manager to return mirror lists work without
>> adjusting default config.  This would mean that consumers of static
>> non-ordered lists would need to override config, however I posit that
>> in the F8+ world this is not the most common case.  Certainly not for
>> Fedora.  I'm unaware of what method CentOS uses to generate mirror
>> lists though, however they would have a good amount of lead time before
>> this setting would be seen in RHEL6 (RHEL to the best of my knowledge
>> doesn't use mirror lists, it uses the rhn plugin to determine what repo
>> urls to access so this wouldn't necessarily effect RHEL).
> It doesn't sound horrible. I'm not sure I agree with you that setting
> the failover option to a repo is terribly onerous but I understand what
> you're saying. I'm fairly ambivalent about this. On the one hand we can
> change the default just in fedora and avoid blowing anyone else up. OTOH
> changing it in yum is trivial and this doesn't really change behavior.
> Anyone else care?
> -sv
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+1, for changing the default in yum


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