[pacman-dev] [Proposal] Hold the first working mirror when downloading

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 21 13:45:51 UTC 2021

On 3/21/21 9:39 AM, Marco Rubin via pacman-dev wrote:
> Hello, I'd like to propose a change to pacman, but I don't know if
> someone is already working on it for the next release. I think it
> would be useful if pacman could hold the first working mirror when
> downloading updates. Yesterday I was upgrading all my packages and,
> for some reason, the first five mirrors timed out after a few
> seconds, so every time pacman was downloading a package, it checked
> all the mirrors from the beginning until it found one where to grab
> the updated package. I had many old packages so this process quickly
> became a little frustrating, and to me it would have been faster if
> it remembered the first working mirror instead of checking all of
> them every time.

Can you try out the 6.0.0 alpha release?

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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