[pacman-dev] Manual rankmirrors.

Daniel Wallace daniel.wallace at gatech.edu
Wed Apr 25 15:04:35 EDT 2012

/etc/mtab is symlinked to /proc/self/mount

└─╼ ls -l /etc/mtab 
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 17 Apr  1 19:41 /etc/mtab -> /proc/self/mounts

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 08:49:48PM +0100, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
> I use rankmirrors and I notice on timeouts pacman automatically
> switches. Today, though most packages downloaded quickly from the
> mirror just selected by rankmirrors, one or two went very very slow. I
> guess differing routes by different package requests.
> Would it be easy to add a ^S (Ctrl-S) to tell pacman to stop and retry
> at the next mirror. If I ever find the time, not too likely for a
> while, I might look into it. Just figured if anyone had worked on it
> and thought yeah I could just change that then it wold be worth
> flinging the idea at the devs.
> On a side note should pacman be using /proc/mounts for Checkspace
> rather than /etc/mtab.
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