Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Fedora 11 yum plugins

Two yum plugins which are not installed by default, but which very useful are "fastestmirror" and "presto".

$ yum install yum-plugin-fastestmirror
$ yum install yum-presto

As the name indicates, the "fastermirror" plugin finds the fastest mirror to download the packages. Combined with the "presto" plugin which only downloads delta rpms instead of the full rpms it significantly speeds up yum updates.

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