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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Can't install Fedora 21 R14 packages

From: François Andriot <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:06:51 +0100
Le 27/12/2014 18:07, Darrell a �crit :
>> Out of curiousity is there a reason you cannot just use the redirector URL
>> at  We strongly recommend to use that
>> URL vs. individual mirrors as mirrors come and go on the TDE system fairly
>> regularly (at least once a year it seems).
> I am using the ppa redirector, although I have to manually type the URL because the wiki is not updated. The redirector always takes me to the yosemite mirror. I presume because that mirror is the only mirror populated with Fedora R14 packages or more likely because of my geographical location.
> At this point only the yosemite site contains R14 packages for Fedora.
> The aforementioned mirrors list is used by yum to find the fastest mirror for each user. Although I am redirected to the yosemite site, yum searches that single file and discovers none of the listed sites have Fedora packages because the list does not contain the yosemite site. Yum then bails out.
> For myself I am able to manually edit my local repo file to force using the yosemite site but that will not help anybody else. If the mirrors list contained the yosemite site then Fedora users would be able to install R14.
> Both the mirrors list and wiki need to be updated to install R14 on Fedora. Once that is completed the yosemite site will fill the gap until the other mirrors are populated.
> Darrell

The Fedora 21 packages are ready since a few days, now we just wait for 
the mirrors to synchronize ...

About the mirroring issue: the YUM package manager (used by Redhat, 
Fedora, Centos) has its own integrated mirrors management system.
In the past, I've tried not using it and simply using the ppa redirector 
as a single mirror for RPM packages, but for an unknown reason it gave 
bad results (strange error messages in YUM and not able to install 
Trinity entirely).
So, I decided to play the game and use the actual YUM mirroring system.

Currently, I build the list of YUM mirrors from the following page:
Alas, I believe that this list does not take care of RPM packages 
status, that's why you are redirected to mirrors which do not actually 
contain the RPM packages ....

Hopefully it should be solved automatically after all mirrors are