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Old 07-29-2009, 01:10 AM   #1
DJockey
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How to change mirrors during yum install if possible


Got a question hopefully somebody can answer. Well I'm doing a yum install on gcc-c++ and it seems that one of the packages is downloading at 2.2 kb/s. I've reset my router and modem plenty of times and I've notice other packages will run at 200 or above. But this one seems to be very irritating.

I was wondering is there a way to switch mirrors to see if this will speed up the process?

Thank you
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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In the repository configuration file you should modify this:

vi /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-updates.repo

Code:
[updates]
name=Fedora $releasever - $basearch - Updates
failovermethod=priority
#baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/updates/$releasever/$basearch/
mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=updates-released-f$releasever&arch=$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-fedora-$basearch
you should comment the mirrorlist and uncomment the baseurl.

if you want to pick another mirror you should check what mirror is available in the mirrorlist URL, changing $releasever for 10/11 and $basearch for i386 (or your architecture)
 
Old 07-29-2009, 05:59 PM   #3
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Thank you

Awesome, thanks for your help.
 
  


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