In one of the recent topics, I saw that @Scotty_Trees recommended not to use the worldwide mirror according to his knowledge. I asked him the reason for the statement, and he pointed me out the joekamprad’s reply :
I did not got the exact concept that suggests to avoid the worldwide mirror. That’s why I made this topic in order to learn about the facts and ideas underlying in the concept.
Your explanations will help me to learn about this.
When I installed EndeavourOS for first time, I thought local mirror will be sufficient. In case it fails, then I will use Netherlands mirror, as @Bryanpwo reside there, hence, there is no chance that the mirror from there will fail.
rate-mirrors endeavouros | sudo tee /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist
will get you the fastest mirrors that work. Again, I see no point in geography
However, for this particular repo, any mirror that works is good enough. You won’t be downloading a lot from this repo – most of the packages are tiny, and they do not update very often (and chances are, you don’t have many of them installed anyway).
I am still waiting for your feedback on safesync.
The only reason I have created it is to try eliminating such questions and Arch/3rdparty mirrors syncing problems for good.
If there are any bugs, features or improvements proposed, would be nice to make it a perfect tool.
I have added a PKGBUILD in the forum topic for convenience.
Sorry for my late reply. My mother took away her phone, due to which internet connection was lost .
Therefore, according to you there is no point in using worldwide mirror ? Also, I accept your notion of not sorting mirrors manually and according to geography.
I had noted down the commands you had suggested so that I can rate the mirrors according to the speed they offer.
If there exists any mirror which can offer higher speed in comparison with worldwide mirror, then what is the point in existence of it ? Or, it does exist for the case when every other mirrors fails ?