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Bug 662 - GENTOO_MIRRORS ignored by
Summary: GENTOO_MIRRORS ignored by
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Unclassified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-02-12 00:04 UTC by Matt Beland
Modified: 2011-10-30 22:18 UTC (History)
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Description Matt Beland 2002-02-12 00:04:09 UTC
During the initial bootstrap, Gentoo downloads the packages for various
applications (including glibc, gcc, binutils, gettext, etc.) using a "generic"
make.conf rather than the customized make.conf created by the user. As was
illustrated during the recent ibiblio outage, this means that the use of mirrors
is impossible during initial installations. While a minor annoyance for
single-system installations affected by rare outages, it could be a substantial
problem for larger installations intending to run installations from a local mirror.

Suggested fix:
Download the packages required for before switching the custom
make.conf for the generic one.
Comment 1 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-02-12 17:49:38 UTC
This should now be fixed.