Task #8280

Updated by dalley about 3 years ago

Librepo is the "official" library for downloading RPM repositories, it has built-in support for mirrorlist, metalink, gpg checking, proxies, picking the fastest mirror, speed limits proxies and so forth.    This could potentially eliminate a fair bit of complexity and code that we otherwise have to handle ourselves. 

 It's a C library but it has Python bindings.    It may or may not be suitable given that we don't necessarily want to bypass the "remote" infrastructure.