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0018293CentOS-8dnfpublic2021-09-06 06:21
Reporterlee.jnk Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
PlatformLinuxOSCentOSOS Version8,9
Product Version8.4.2105 
Summary0018293: Torrent for DNF

Unlike RHEL 8, EL8 rebuilds have mirrors.
It would be great if the DNF install/update used multiple mirrors like torrents, speeding up the download process. We do not know how hard this is to implement. We feel that the code might be there somewhere.

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2021-09-01 18:39

reporter   ~0038607

This is an interesting idea. I think DNF wouldn't necessarily need to implement the actual bittorrent protocol -- and I'm sure many users would not like the idea of seeding packages for other users in the swarm -- but spreading regular HTTP downloads across multiple mirrors could possibly speed up package downloads and more evenly distribute load among mirror hosts...

I suspect this suggestion should have been sent directly to the actual DNF developers, though, and they recommend submitting tickets to the Red Hat Bugzilla > "Fedora" product > "dnf" component, as described here:


2021-09-06 06:21

reporter   ~0038617


Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2021-09-01 09:19 lee.jnk New Issue
2021-09-01 18:39 audrey Note Added: 0038607
2021-09-06 06:21 lee.jnk Note Added: 0038617