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Sat Oct 28 16:49:47 UTC 2006
On 10/28/06, jack snodgrass <mrlinuxgroups at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/28/06, John Schmitt <cromworshipper-mythtvlist at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > On Friday 27 October 2006 09:18, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> > > Wondering which distro is giving people the least frustrations. I
> > > considered doing KoppMyth, but is this something I can easily change/
> > > add to when required?
> > >
> > > Some background as to why I'm giving up on Fedora:
> > > I was running FC4 for a long time with no problem until one day LVM
> > > decided to trash my superblocks - yes, EVERY superblock on my disk.
> > > All that work is now gone. So I tried FC5 on a new disk. Ran into
> > > dependencies that couldn't be resolved. bind conflicted with some
> > > other package and kept trying to re-download the 600MB of packages
> > > every time I tried. After the 4th time of adding/removing packages to
> > > solve dependencies, I gave up. Then I couldn't get nvidia driver to
> > > load. No idea why. I was too frustrated to find out. So I go back to
> > > FC4 and haven't been able to get yum upgrade to finish after 2.5 days
> > > of trying. 403's, 404's, parser errors. Forget it. It's not worth it.
one more thing about yum ( in general ). The default yum configuration
points you to different mirrors. This is generally bad. Figure out what
mirrors are closest to you and manually add those for each .repo file.
comment out the
entry and replace it with:
don't rely on the mirror picker to pick something close to you.
It takes a bit of work, but get the list of mirrors, start downloading
a small-ish rpm from each one and see which ones are speedy
and which ones are snail-ish.
I've got two that are close to me, but I don't want to share them
so I won't post their names. ;) I've found that some are really
fast and some are really slow.
Also... as someone said... FC6 has just been released and
people are upgrading / downloading like crazy. All of the
mirrors are slow now.
AND... remember... not all mirrors mirror all content. Some of
them may have dropped FC3 and FC4 when FC6 came out.
Not all mirrors are the same... you have to peek around using
your web browser to make sure that the one you pick has the
files you need.
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