My interest in Linux goes back to Redhat 4.6 and I’ve dabbled with it off and on since. It’s been nearly 10 years since I seriously worked in Linux and coming back, I’ve been trying a number of distributions out. I was familiar with Ubuntu so I briefly worked with that, then Mint. I then got a bit interested in the Arch (a bit more of an involved install than I want to get into at the moment - maybe in a few weeks.) and found my way to to its down stream distros. Tried Archlabs and Manjaro - those were close but not quite. Installed Antergos this weekend and I found the one. It really does have things that I liked about Archlabs and Manjaro and is so well put together!
Now remirror (version 0.1.23) ranks, by default, only https mirrors. It can be changed with option --p.
So, a typical example (for people in Germany!) of using remirror is:
remirror --save=yes --c-arch=Germany
This ranks all known https mirrors for Antergos, and all German https mirrors for Arch. This is a kind of compromise between speed and coverage – there is a vast amount of Arch mirrors compared to Antergos mirrors. We can greatly speed up the process simply by reducing the number of ranked Arch mirrors.