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Bug 228641 - A slow mirror grinds install to a halt
Summary: A slow mirror grinds install to a halt
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: bzcl34nup
Depends On:
Blocks: FC7Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-14 05:03 UTC by Greg Martyn
Modified: 2008-08-02 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: fedora9
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-13 17:25:14 UTC

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Description Greg Martyn 2007-02-14 05:03:10 UTC
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Unsure -- one attempt was enough for me

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add the Fedora extras repo as a source
2. Get really slow download speeds (5k/s, when I normally get 1,300k/s here at
3. Wait. And wait. Unable to cancel. When switching from vt2 back to X11, the
installer doesn't even repaint until the package finishes downloading.
Actual results:
Excruciatingly long install

Expected results:
Better automatic selection of mirrors -- my connection is MUCH faster than the
speeds I was getting
Or an Extras DVD
Or just the ability to cancel the download and restart the package selection
process without the remote repository.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2007-02-22 17:20:07 UTC
Jeremy - Can we make use of the fastest-mirror plugin here?

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2007-02-22 17:29:46 UTC
Not really; but we probably should point at the mirrorlist url instead of just

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 06:13:44 UTC
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
make sure no important bugs slip through the cracks.

If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6,
please note that Fedora no longer maintains these releases. We strongly
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If this bug is still open against Fedora Core 1 through 6, thirty days
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Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2008-06-13 17:25:14 UTC
In Fedora 9, we use the mirrorlists by default which, coupled with
MirrorManager, should help make things reasonable

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