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yum-plugin-fastestmirror Fedora 22

asked 2015-06-11 18:55:32 -0500

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hello guys

i want to update fedora 22 but the speed of update is very slow even when i have a good internet speed 20mb/s, but now i have 10kb/s this will take so long time so previously in fedora i was using "yum-plugin-fastestmirror" and it increse my internet speed when update or install packages, but now i can't install it in fedora 22 after i logged in as root.

[raed@localhost ~]$ su - Password: [root@localhost ~]# yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror Yum command has been deprecated, redirecting to '/usr/bin/dnf install yum-plugin-fastestmirror'. See 'man dnf' and 'man yum2dnf' for more information. To transfer transaction metadata from yum to DNF, run: 'dnf install python-dnf-plugins-extras-migrate && dnf-2 migrate'

Last metadata expiration check performed 0:00:50 ago on Fri Jun 12 02:41:12 2015.

Dependencies resolved.

Package Arch Version Repository Size

Installing: yum-plugin-fastestmirror noarch 1.1.31-505.fc22 fedora 35 k

Transaction Summary

Install 1 Package

Total download size: 35 k Installed size: 53 k Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages:

yum-plugin-fastestmirror-1.1.31-505.fc22.noarch 20 kB/s | 35 kB 00:01

Total 11 kB/s | 35 kB 00:03
Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded. Running transaction Failed to obtain the transaction lock (logged in as: root). Error: Could not run transaction.

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answered 2015-06-12 01:06:38 -0500

Two things are happening here:

  1. yum is deprecated. dnf replaced it. There is not yet a fastest mirror plugin for dnf.

  2. Something else is holding the package manager lock, probably the automatic refresh of dnf metadata. Wait it out.

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dnf includes fastestmirror functionality in standard package (no plugin needed). You just need to enable it in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf by setting fastestmirror=1. It is disabled by default (man dnf.conf).

blaztinn gravatar imageblaztinn ( 2015-08-28 15:40:33 -0500 )edit

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