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Re: feature request: easier "auto select a close mirror for me"
- From: Philip Daniels <philip dot daniels1971 at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:37:44 +0100
- Subject: Re: feature request: easier "auto select a close mirror for me"
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As noted, speed is more important than proximity. Luckily, somebody
has already written a script (Perl) to determine fastest Cygwin
Perhaps this could become part of the base install?
On 28 August 2015 at 22:31, Warren Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2015, at 2:04 PM, Jack <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 2015.08.28 14:23, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>> Greetings, Roger Pack!
>>> > It would be awesome if the top option for servers were "auto select
>>> > closest" or something like that.
>> I wouldn't make it part of setup.exe, but a separate tool
> setup.exe must remain monolithic, by its nature.
>> like Arch Linux's mirrorselect.
> Yum has a plugin to do this, too, enabled by default in current RHEL type OSes:
> I expect the same is true of apt, but I canât be bothered to chase down a reference.
> âNearestâ is the wrong term, since as Andrey points out, geographic proximity is not the best gauge of mirror speed. Instead, these features generally work out which mirrors are faster by more pragmatic means.
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