[Yum] Debugging mirror selection

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Thu Nov 15 21:31:12 UTC 2012

Once upon a time, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> said:
> On my Fedora 17 system with yum-3.4.3-29.fc17, I sometimes see yum
> choose a non-optimal mirror.  I have a mirror at my ISP, and Fedora's
> mirrormanager is returning it (and only it) at pref 100 in the metalink
> file.  If I trace urlgrabber, I can see it fetch some repodata files
> from my mirror (without error), but then it starts pulling from another
> mirror (the next pref in the metalink file).

It looks like I'm only able to reliably reproduce this when I use
--installroot in an empty directory (trying to set up a chroot for some
tests).  What would be different there?
Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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