There's a nice tool to pick your source server when your installing, which is good, called mirrorselect.
There's no "test the server" option, and thats bad, because when you chroot over to the newly installed
stage 3 tarball on your freshly fdisked harddrive, there's no mirrorselect anywhere to be found and you
can't find a simple list of the source mirrors anywhere on the web site. Maybe I'm just new to gentoo
and don't know what I'm doing, but I've got red hat experiance and should be able to figure this out.
What am I supposed to do if I managed to pick a bad server with mirrorselect?
Steps to Reproduce:
2.use mirrorselect to pick a server that doesn't work
3.get frustrated after you relize too late that your server sucks and there's no remedy.
There should be a copy of the mirrorselect in the /sbin in the "stage3" tarball
that'd probably suck, but it'd be left up as an exercise for the user to fix
He's right there. We won't add anything to any of the stages that isn't 100%
required. Also, the mirror list is available off the front page of
www.gentoo.org for easy access.