[pacman-dev] [Proposal] Hold the first working mirror when downloading
eschwartz at archlinux.org
Mon Mar 22 01:15:12 UTC 2021
On 3/21/21 5:57 PM, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 21/3/21 11:45 pm, Eli Schwartz wrote:
>> 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?
> I think this was more asking to drop mirrors that are failing, like the
> patch Andrew recently submitted. The 6.0 alpha pacman will just start
> many downloads at once and hide this delay (somewhat).
That's good too, but given the question seemed to be mostly about
perceived delay I figured an answer that goes quite a long way toward
solving it today would probably be useful.
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User
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