Made a new thread for a new package, remirror.
Some info about remirror can already be found at https://forum.antergos.com/topic/9127/reflector-antergos/84.
The purpose of remirror is to obsolete and replace package reflector-antergos.
This is because remirror can rank both Antergos and Arch mirrors. So remirror actually does the job of two separate tools, reflector-antergos and reflector.
How to use remirror?
Here are some examples.
# get some usage help: remirror -h # rank all known mirrors (good but slow): remirror --save=yes --os=Antergos remirror --save=yes --os=Arch # rank mirror only from selected countries (much faster): remirror --save=yes --c=<countries-selected-by-you> --os=Antergos remirror --save=yes --c=<countries-selected-by-you> --os=Arch # just see the ranking results but don't save them (this is slow too but may be interesting): remirror remirror --os=Arch
So the usage of the tool is quite simple on the terminal. There are a couple of ways to speed up the ranking process:
- select only a small set of countries (no need to have all known mirrors ranked, and nearby countries are usually the fastest)
- make the ranking timeout period for each mirror shorter (see option --tm for more)
The greatest speed gain comes by selecting the mirrors properly.
How to install it now?
You may currently install remirror with the following terminal commands:
cd ~/Downloads # or any folder you like wget https://github.com/manuel-192/remirror/raw/master/PKGBUILD makepkg -sic rm -f PKGBUILD remirror-* # cleanup
It installs (currently) two files to your system: /usr/bin/remirror and /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/remirror.
And how to remove it?
If you want to remove remirror from your system, just use the normal way how you remove packages, for example pamac-manager GUI or pacman.