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@@ -50,6 +50,7 @@ Frequently Asked Questions:
47. How can I downgrade a package?
48. How can I search the contents of a package for a file or library?
49. Will slapt-get support a --compile like option for slackbuilds?
+50. What about mirror fall back / failover ?
@@ -1075,3 +1076,19 @@ Frequently Asked Questions:
http://www.tenboard.com/slackware/index.php?path=SlackBuilds/
+50. What about mirror fall back / failover ?
+
+ This functionality is not build into slapt-get. Adding multiple sources to
+ the same package source at different mirror locations doesn't buy you auto-
+ matic failover. It will provide you with duplicate package listings.
+
+ Instead, you can specify an alternate config file and fall back on it in the
+ event your default or original configuration contains sources that are not
+ available. For example:
+
+ slapt-get --update || slapt-get --config /etc/slapt-get/alternaterc --update
+
+ This will allow you to check backup package sources in the event your primary
+ are not available.
+
+