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a baseurl is the URL of the repository (it can be something like: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/... or using the mirror service: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/...)

a metalink is an URL to a xml document that includes checksums and lists of mirrors that have metadata (repodata).**

Examples

  • metalink: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-28&arch=x86_64

  • baseurl: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/

a baseurl is the URL of the repository (it can be something like: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/... or using the mirror service: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/...)

a metalink is an URL to a xml document that includes checksums and lists of mirrors mirror servers that have metadata (repodata).**

ExamplesExamples:

  • metalink: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-28&arch=x86_64

  • baseurl: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/

Edit: a quick search returned this blog post, it has a few more details on metalinks: https://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2015/06/07/dnf-or-yum-and-metalinks/

a baseurl is the URL of the repository (it can be something like: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/... or using the mirror service: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/...)

a metalink is an URL to a xml document (repodata.xml) that includes checksums and lists of mirror servers that have metadata (repodata).**

Examples:

  • metalink: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-28&arch=x86_64

  • baseurl: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/

Edit: a quick search returned this blog post, it has a few more details on metalinks: https://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2015/06/07/dnf-or-yum-and-metalinks/

a baseurl is the URL of the repository (it can be something like: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/... or using the mirror service: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/...)

a metalink is an URL to a xml document (repodata.xml) that includes checksums and lists of mirror servers that have metadata (repodata).**

Examples:

  • metalink: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-28&arch=x86_64

  • baseurl: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/

You should not have to care about the two. Just leave dnf use the metalink (that's default setting) and as long as everything works fine, don't worry. (Take a look at /etc/yum.repos.d./fedora.repo - you see both URLs there, one is commented out (#).

Edit: a quick search returned this blog post, it has a few more details on metalinks: https://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2015/06/07/dnf-or-yum-and-metalinks/

a baseurl is the URL of the repository (it can be something like: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/... or using the mirror service: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/...)

a metalink is an URL to a xml document (repodata.xml) that includes checksums and lists a whole list of mirror servers that have metadata (repodata).**(repodata).

Examples:

  • metalink: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-28&arch=x86_64

  • baseurl: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/

You should not have to care about the two. Just leave dnf use the metalink (that's default setting) and as long as everything works fine, don't worry. (Take a look at /etc/yum.repos.d./fedora.repo - you see both URLs there, one is commented out (#).

Edit: a quick search returned this blog post, it has a few more details on metalinks: https://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2015/06/07/dnf-or-yum-and-metalinks/

a baseurl is the URL of the one repository server (it can be something like: https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/... or using the mirror service: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/...)

a metalink is an URL to a xml document (repodata.xml) that includes checksums and a whole list of mirror servers that have metadata (repodata).

Examples:

  • metalink: https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=fedora-28&arch=x86_64

  • baseurl: https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Everything/x86_64/os/

You should not have to care about the two. Just leave dnf use the metalink (that's default setting) and as long as everything works fine, don't worry. (Take a look at /etc/yum.repos.d./fedora.repo - you see both URLs there, one is commented out (#).

Edit: a quick search returned this blog post, it has a few more details on metalinks: https://www.scrye.com/wordpress/nirik/2015/06/07/dnf-or-yum-and-metalinks/