Feature changed by: freitag
Feature #302923, revision 8
Title: handle redirection to mirrors robustly
openSUSE-11.0: Rejected by visnov(a)novell.com
reject date: 2007-11-28 15:42:20
reject reason: Out of scope for 11.0
Requested by: jkupec(a)novell.com
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
The proposal is to try other mirrors from a mirror list (from the
redirector?) if an error occurs on some of the mirrors while providing
a file from http/ftp repository. See the references for more details.
#1: coolo(a)novell.com (2007-11-20 11:15:49)
I would be strictly against having an own mirror list. The decision was
to go with the redirector (or NCC for SLE) and be done with mirrors. If
that does not work, then we have to do this whole thing again, not
adding untested work arounds to the product.
#2: coolo(a)novell.com (2007-11-20 11:16:55)
so I would reject this. But it's basically "Eval by Klaas" now
#3: freitag(a)novell.com (2007-12-03 09:49:44)
I agree with Coolos and Peters statements, I would also reject.
+ #4: freitag(a)novell.com (2008-06-12 10:06:42)
+ I have to revert my statement that I made before in comment #3, this
+ problem is more serious than realised in the first look.
+ First, it should be noted that we do not control mirrors nor we do have
+ the chance to really influence them. That means that if a mirrors
+ decides to not longer mirror or to switch off or whatever, we have to
+ live with it. However if a customer is sticky to a mirror that is not
+ longer available he would not get any packages from it and thus
+ installation or update fails. The worst thing about that is that this
+ seems to happen regularly but we do not realise that because we're not
+ A solution would be to have a list of possible mirrors that is used by
+ the software installation stack to find a working mirror. Peter knows
+ much more here.
+ But I am not sure at the moment if not Yast/zypper already has this
+ functionality in 11.0?
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