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Using mirrorlist with yum

asked 2014-01-10 11:30:53 +0000

umask007 gravatar image

Hi, I have got a question regarding mirrorlists with yum. I wonder if all Fedora mirrors are in sync, or if there are mirrors that contain newer packages than others? If so, would it be better to specify a baseurl instead?

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answered 2014-01-10 17:34:52 +0000

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updated 2014-01-17 15:12:48 +0000

Fedora mirrors typically sync with the main server after a short delay. I believe largest delays typically happen only during the new releases and not during other times.

I would recommend using the mirrorlist instead of baseurl for one simple reason - it is better not to overload the server. Also, if you have the mirror list enabled, yum will automatically check other mirrors, if a specific mirror is down for some reason - without needing user input.

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thanks! I would upvote your answer but that needs 5 karma points:(

umask007 ( 2014-01-11 03:11:54 +0000 )edit

Now you do! :) Hope yum works well for you ..

nonamedotc ( 2014-01-11 16:25:31 +0000 )edit

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