Bad (K)ubuntu install bug (reported)

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Bad (K)ubuntu install bug (reported)

Rod Lovett


Hi (K)ubuntu Team
This is an install bug, that causes install from the Live CD to HANG at
82% for ages, and then #'ed all the entries in sources.list, which one
must edit after install (Which many would have given up on in the
Southern hemisphere at least, as it was glacial after 82%).

Now Kubuntu 7.10 seems to pin one to the closest mirror, regardless what
is in sources.list, and regardless if it is slo-o-o-w-w-w---- which is a
real nuisance, as the Australian (K)ubuntu mirrors are quite slow.

Guess I could change my location in KDE, but would the pin believe me,
and this is definitely not convenient and It is definitely not at all
intuitive on install from the live cd!

This is the first time I have struck this particular lack of free choice
in Kubuntu, though I guess it is designed to spread the load on the mirrors?

However during the day here most of the northern hemisphere is asleep,
and unloaded, and vice versa.
So tell me, where is the logic of this pinning?
Can it be disabled?

I sure hope so, as it can be a real nuisance, and lead to the install
problems described.
Surely it could be set up to seek only the fastest mirrors wherever to
spread the load.
This would surely work better, and would be more logical.
l report the bug as I believe it to be most serious and offputting to
potential users of (K)ubuntu
Best
El Zorro

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Re: Bad (K)ubuntu install bug (reported)

Matthew Flaschen
Rod Lovett wrote:
>
> Hi (K)ubuntu Team
> This is an install bug

Please report bugs at bugs.launchpad.net.

Matt Flaschen

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