Problem with updates where mirrorlist used - Mandriva

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  1. Problem with updates where mirrorlist used

    Over the last few days I've been having problems using the provided update
    methods - urpmi and MandrivaUpdate. My urpmi.cfg is setup to use the
    mirrorlist approach rather than having the media URLs hard-coded.

    The mirror names are found OK and the remote MD5SUM file downloaded OK. The
    actual required files appear to be located OK, however at least some of the
    actual rpm file downloads don't happen properly - very slow download with
    speed and ETA values set at strange values.

    The interesting thing is that I can use my browser to go to the relevant
    media location and download the required rpm without any fuss and at normal
    speed for my configuration.

    Has anyone else seen this behaviour? It may just be a specific mirror
    causing problems, but I've not checked this possibility yet - i.e. by
    hard-coding another mirror URL. My other thought is that there my be an
    underlying urpmi bug, but I wanted to check experiences here before going
    to Mandriva to make a report. BTW, I didn't see any relevant comments in
    their forums either.

    Rob.

  2. Re: Problem with updates where mirrorlist used

    On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 20:40:54 +1100, Rob wrote:
    > Over the last few days I've been having problems using the provided update
    > methods - urpmi and MandrivaUpdate. My urpmi.cfg is setup to use the
    > mirrorlist approach rather than having the media URLs hard-coded.


    Yep, my 2009 install is set that way and seems to pick mirrors overseas.
    Saw my 2008 install do that also. My solution was to delete the
    mirrors, Go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/, clicked both
    Switch to manual mirror selection (not recommended)
    Switch to custom media selection (not recommended)
    and picked my mirror and media.


  3. Re: Problem with updates where mirrorlist used

    Bit Twister wrote:

    > On Fri, 07 Nov 2008 20:40:54 +1100, Rob wrote:
    >> Over the last few days I've been having problems using the provided
    >> update methods - urpmi and MandrivaUpdate. My urpmi.cfg is setup to use
    >> the mirrorlist approach rather than having the media URLs hard-coded.

    >
    > Yep, my 2009 install is set that way and seems to pick mirrors overseas.
    > Saw my 2008 install do that also. My solution was to delete the
    > mirrors, Go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/, clicked both
    > Switch to manual mirror selection (not recommended)
    > Switch to custom media selection (not recommended)
    > and picked my mirror and media.


    You can also select a specific mirror through the media manager in MCC.

    Remove existing sources and choose "Add media" from the File menu.
    It will download the list of available mirrors and let you select one.

    Jim


  4. Re: Problem with updates where mirrorlist used

    Rob wrote:

    > Over the last few days I've been having problems using the provided update
    > methods - urpmi and MandrivaUpdate. My urpmi.cfg is setup to use the
    > mirrorlist approach rather than having the media URLs hard-coded.
    >
    > The mirror names are found OK and the remote MD5SUM file downloaded OK.
    > The actual required files appear to be located OK, however at least some
    > of the actual rpm file downloads don't happen properly - very slow
    > download with speed and ETA values set at strange values.
    >
    > The interesting thing is that I can use my browser to go to the relevant
    > media location and download the required rpm without any fuss and at
    > normal speed for my configuration.
    >
    > Has anyone else seen this behaviour? It may just be a specific mirror
    > causing problems, but I've not checked this possibility yet - i.e. by
    > hard-coding another mirror URL. My other thought is that there my be an
    > underlying urpmi bug, but I wanted to check experiences here before going
    > to Mandriva to make a report. BTW, I didn't see any relevant comments in
    > their forums either.
    >
    > Rob.



    Remove all the sources including the CD and go to smart-urpmi.

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