On Friday 26 June 2009 17:48:46 Koushik Nundy wrote:
[...] This is because repos hosted close by are usually faster.(eg, our college GLUG server has a packman mirror, which is now under maintainence, so i'm not giving the link).
Note that the package management stack in openSUSE 11.2 will use the aria2c backend (search for a recent blog post by Duncan Mac-Vicar) and this one recognizes the quality of mirrors and will then only use "good" mirrors. So, after some time, it should prefer your best mirror - and therefore no need to explicitly set mirrors. It's even better with using the download structure since it will use a fallback if one mirror is not available...