Mirror test doesn't consider mirror freshness or repository support

Bug #297272 reported by Shirish Agarwal on 2008-11-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

 Go to System > Administration > Software Sources

Click on Other in the Download from

Choose Best Server

Software-sources would run some tests (most probably latency tests)
and give a mirror which has less latency to you.

So till its fine.

The problem is one doesn't know

a. How fresh the mirror is ?
b. Would it update all the repositories or not?

Both a & b may or may not be related with each other.

I have experienced few times that the best server choosen for me didn't mean I get a fresher one as well.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: software-properties-gtk 0.70
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: software-properties
Uname: Linux 2.6.27-7-generic i686

Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
amichair (amichai2) on 2009-11-14
summary: - software-properties-gtk can't figure out which mirrors are good
+ Mirror test doesn't consider mirror freshness or repository support
Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-10-15
Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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