Oracle Public YUM seems to become slower and slower and has reached a point where I find it annoying to use. Sometimes it takes almost 30 minutes to refresh the cache.
I think what contributes to the issue are the large amount of patches contained in the _latest channel. I'm not sure if the included source packages have a negative affect, but the amount of files certainly freeze a web browser resulting in a time out, which makes browsing the yum directory impossible.
Would it not make sense to start separating packages and create additional YUM channels to split the workload?
oracle did bad.
I'm very disappointed that for a long time, oracle hasn't fix the yum issue. not any progress.
why not just declare we don't offer yum support?
http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/UEK/latest/x86_64/repodata/primary.xml.gz: [Errno 12] Timeout on http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/UEK/latest/x86_64/repodata/primary.xml.gz: (28, 'Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transfered the last 30 seconds')
Trying other mirror.
Oracle does the Enterprise Linux community a great favor with the public yum service that includes errata and updates for free. It sounds almost too good to be true. I can imagine that the resources requirements have become increasingly demanding over time, perhaps faster than Oracle anticipated. However, since Oracle is a business it may allocate more resources to payed services.
The slow response times of the public yum service could invite people to create their own local software mirrors, perhaps reinforcing the current issues. But until someone from Oracle responds, it is all speculation.
I used Oracle Public Yum during the last several days and the speed of the service has increased tremendously. It's maxing out my VDSL connection (2.6 MByte/s) and is fun to use again.
In case anyone of the Oracle Linux team reads this... many thanks for fixing the service - it's better than ever before!
Yep, you are right. Very good download speeds now. Per Wim's blog:
"As many of you know, we are now using a CDN to distribute the RPMS for public-yum globally so you should have good bandwidth everywhere to freely access the RPMs."