How to setup fastest mirror in Dnf

How to setup fastest mirror in Dnf

Dnf by default does not choose the fastest mirror, but this can be changed by editing the dnf.conf file.

The dnf.conf file is in /etc/dnf/dnf.conf.

Edit the file

sudo nano /etc/dnf/dnf.conf

Once the file opens the content should look something like this.

[main] gpgcheck=1 installonly_limit=3 clean_requirements_on_remove=True best=False skip_if_unavailable=True

Let’s add fastmirror to the config and enable it.

Add below the line skip_if_unavaiable=True the following.

fastestmirror=1

The dnf.conf should look like this.

[main] gpgcheck=1 installonly_limit=3 clean_requirements_on_remove=True best=False skip_if_unavailable=True fastestmirror=1

Save the file.

Run the following command.

sudo dnf clean all

Now fastmirror is enabled you can download anything, for this example I will download Zeal an offline document browser.

sudo dnf install zeal

There is the output.

[darryl@linuxvm ~]$ sudo dnf install zeal [sudo] password for darryl: determining the fastest mirror (94 hosts).. done.-- B/s | 0 B --:-- ETA Fedora 32 openh264 (From Cisco) - x86_64 2.2 kB/s | 5.1 kB 00:02 Fedora Modular 32 - x86_64 1.1 MB/s | 4.9 MB 00:04 Fedora Modular 32 - x86_64 - Updates 896 kB/s | 3.5 MB 00:04 Fedora 32 - x86_64 - Updates 2.1 MB/s | 18 MB 00:08 Fedora 32 - x86_64 3.7 MB/s | 70 MB 00:19 Dependencies resolved. ================================================================================ Package Arch Version Repo Size ================================================================================ Installing: zeal x86_64 0.6.1-5.fc32 fedora 473 k Installing dependencies: pcre2-utf16 x86_64 10.35-3.fc32 updates 212 k qt-settings noarch 32.0-3.fc32 fedora 9.3 k qt5-qtbase x86_64 5.14.2-5.fc32 updates 3.4 M qt5-qtbase-common noarch 5.14.2-5.fc32 updates 11 k qt5-qtbase-gui x86_64 5.14.2-5.fc32 updates 5.8 M qt5-qtdeclarative x86_64 5.14.2-1.fc32 updates 3.9 M qt5-qtlocation x86_64 5.14.2-2.fc32 updates 3.0 M qt5-qtsensors x86_64 5.14.2-1.fc32 updates 228 k qt5-qtwayland x86_64 5.14.2-3.fc32 updates 1.1 M qt5-qtwebchannel x86_64 5.14.2-1.fc32 updates 97 k qt5-qtwebkit x86_64 5.212.0-0.46.alpha4.fc32 updates 13 M qt5-qtx11extras x86_64 5.14.2-1.fc32 updates 35 k xcb-util-image x86_64 0.4.0-14.fc32 fedora 19 k xcb-util-keysyms x86_64 0.4.0-12.fc32 fedora 14 k xcb-util-renderutil x86_64 0.3.9-15.fc32 fedora 17 k xcb-util-wm x86_64 0.4.1-17.fc32 fedora 31 k Installing weak dependencies: gstreamer1-plugins-good-qt x86_64 1.16.2-2.fc32 fedora 46 k libyui-mga-qt x86_64 1.0.3-0.20.gitb508e88.20140119.fc32 fedora 42 k libyui-qt x86_64 2.47.1-17.fc32 fedora 321 k libyui-qt-graph x86_64 2.44.6-7.fc32 fedora 57 k Transaction Summary ================================================================================ Install 21 Packages Total download size: 32 M Installed size: 106 M Is this ok [y/N]:

You can now successfully have Dnf downloading packages from the mirror with the lowest latency.

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