Bug 24362 - Change default downloader from aria2c to wget
Summary: Change default downloader from aria2c to wget
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: High major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
QA Contact:
Keywords: 7beta3
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-02-15 04:05 CET by Dave Hodgins
Modified: 2019-03-25 20:49 CET (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: urpmi-8.114-2.mga7.src.rpm
Status comment:


Description Dave Hodgins 2019-02-15 04:05:24 CET
For the last couple of hours, while testing cauldron installs it fails
to set up the online media at the end of the installation, despite the online
media being added at the beginning of the install, and continues to fail
trying to retrieve the $mirrorlist when running drakrpm-edit-media after
booting into the installed system. Using the options/global options to
change the downloader to wget works around the problem.

In addition, there have been problems in the past with some mirrors, when
using aria2c, that go away after switching to wget.

While aria2c may be more efficient, when the mirror allows multiple connections,
it's safer to default to wget.
Comment 1 David Walser 2019-02-15 14:20:55 CET
I agree, I've always found that wget works better than aria2c and curl as the urpmi downloader.
Comment 2 Manuel Hiebel 2019-02-15 23:09:58 CET
or we use aria2 with metalink (needs mirrorbrain or co)
Comment 3 Dave Hodgins 2019-02-15 23:40:41 CET
(In reply to Manuel Hiebel from comment #2)
> or we use aria2 with metalink (needs mirrorbrain or co)

Which we don't currently have set up. Switching the default from aria2c to
wget is a very simple change that works with what we have now.
Comment 4 Sébastien Morin 2019-03-25 20:49:34 CET
Still valid with Mga7-beta3 (March 24th)

Adding mirrors for the different media always ends up with an error message saying the media couldn't be downloaded, which is misleading since they all seem absolutely usable right away (run # urpmi --auto-update in a terminal to see they are up-to-date).

Pushing the priority up.

Priority: Normal => High
Keywords: (none) => 7beta3
CC: (none) => sebsweb

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