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Re: distfile mirror site preferences and how to influence them?

* On 2016-12-09 at 15:37 GMT, John D. Baker wrote:

> There is a group of systems I keep updated that seem to insist on fetching
> package distfiles predominantly from European mirror sites.  Since that
> means transatlantic (or longer) communication (systems are in Texas,
> USA), the speeds are usually throttled to no more than dialup (5KB/s,
> sometimes less).  This makes updating packages like Firefox and LibreOffice
> take 12 hours, sometimes a few days to fetch their distfiles.
> I see "MASTER_SORT" and "MASTER_SORT_REGEX" as the only tools to influence
> fetch locations.  "MASTER_SORT" being inclusive rather than exclusive
> would make it tedious to use.  I can probably make "MASTER_SORT_REGEX"
> say "not these patterns."
> Any other suggestions?


Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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