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Fedora22 Dnf update/install slow

asked 2015-05-27 17:17:09 -0600

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updated 2015-05-28 08:37:25 -0600

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What's happening with the mirrors?

Am I missing something? took about 20 minutes to update one repo

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answered 2015-09-10 17:24:24 -0600

Sidaphextwin gravatar image

Hi, this is the solution:

Edit /etc/dnf/dnf.conf and add:


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I did this (Fedora 23) and now it apparently checks the mirrors:

determining the fastest mirror (3 hosts).. done.

But when it tries to update from Fedora 23 - x86_64 repo it keeps very sluggish

damonh gravatar imagedamonh ( 2016-01-24 16:56:01 -0600 )edit

Worked like a charm for me. On Fedora 24.

uncoolshogun gravatar imageuncoolshogun ( 2016-12-07 13:14:31 -0600 )edit

yeah this doesn't work for me either. i'm trying to use fedora on a digital ocean droplet but it's basically unusable. dnf is broken out of the box. going to have to wipe it and use a different distro.

donbright gravatar imagedonbright ( 2017-01-25 22:10:29 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-05-27 20:36:30 -0600

florian gravatar image

That could happen at times of mass upgrades ... are you sure that you are using the best mirrors?

Try a sudo dnf clean all, followed by a sudo dnf check-update. Maybe you have faster mirrors somewhere close. 20 minutes seems to be too long for repo information (~20-50 MB).

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It depends on Internet connection too, so even at the best speed (50KBps) 40MB takes too long

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2015-05-29 00:39:48 -0600 )edit

See .Somebody should work on it please.

megh gravatar imagemegh ( 2015-05-29 00:43:28 -0600 )edit

answered 2015-08-03 09:49:29 -0600

Yeah, I never had these problems with YUM. For some reason DNF attempts to connect at high ports (instead of FTP/HTTP) and I see a SYN_SENT which is being blocked by our network's firewall. Yum always seemed to work fast and connect only on HTTP/FTP ports.

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