» Call for testing openSUSE 11.2 with newer aria2
As you might now, Zypp (the package management stack of openSUSE) uses the very powerful aria2 application to perform its downloads, both for repository metadata and RPM files. Before that, it used curl. Since openSUSE 11.2, the Zypp stack defaults to using aria2 (unless the environment variable
ZYPP_ARIA2Cis set to
0, in which case it falls back to curl). But currently, we have two issues with the aria2 version we ship in 11.2 (which is version 1.5.2):
- it still performs AAAA IPv6 lookups even when IPv6 is turned off
- there seems to be a problem with proxy support (has also been reported by Andrea Florio on IRC)
zypper ar -r \ http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/network:/utilities/\ openSUSE_11.2/network:utilities.repo zypper up -t package aria2And then just use zypper and YaST2 as usual. Then please send me feedback (either on bugzilla or by email, as mentioned above) on whether it works for you or if you run into problems. Note that a very few initial tests show that it works very well, so it is not actually expected that it could break the whole package management stack
;)Thanks for testing!