[arch-mirrors] load distribution in mirrors (was: Restructuring the arch-mirrors list)

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Thu Feb 4 23:42:52 UTC 2016

On 04/02, Carlos Carvalho wrote:
>Having the package manager on the client choose the mirror is usually better,
>and it should have a list of known-good mirrors, which seems to be already the
>case. The list of mirrors could be a package that is always installed and
>updated. It can come configured with a general priority by country or continent
>pointing to the bigger and most reliable mirrors. The default can be overriden
>by the user or other criteria, such as specific software.

You just described essentially how pacman and Arch already works, so I'm 
not sure what you're trying to say, ask, or discuss?

  Johannes Löthberg
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