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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#3373 closed enhancement (worksforme)

ftp.gnu.org is annoyingly slow, so better let the user choose a mirror

Reported by: adi@… Owned by: developers
Priority: lowest Milestone: Features Paradise
Component: other Version:
Keywords: Cc:

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severity: wishlist

Hello,

when building kamikaze, several source packages are downloaded from ftp.gnu.org (i.e. binutils). Though alternative download URLs are possible (localmirror), it's not possible to easily define a preferred GNU mirror.

scripts/download.pl already contains a list of some GNU mirrors.

I suggest to add a menuconfig list, allowing the user to select his preferred GNU mirror and perhaps even his preferred sourceforge mirror.

At the moment, downloading 13MB (binutils) from ftp.gnu.org with 20kb/s when you have a 1GBit/s link (praise University networks ;) ) is just annoying.

Cheerio

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comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

I'd recommend downloading the sources once and then using your own local mirror :)

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

menuconfig > Buildsystem settings > Download folder

or

menuconfig > Advanced configuration options (for developers) > Local mirror for source packages

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by anonymous

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by blogic

  • Milestone set to Kamikaze Features Paradize

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by florian

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

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