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Housekeeping #1600

sort out mirrors and 404 errors

freemor - almost 2 years ago - . Updated 11 months ago.

Status:
info needed
Priority:
bug
Assignee:
-
% Done:

100%


Description

What happens:

Person tries to: pacman -Suy
indexes for repos get updated ( -Sy part)
but when it tries for the update there are massive 404's because files not on server

see: http://freemor.homelinux.net:16019/~freemor/pastebin//nT5srZSbWrl2TJhcDWGJOJfnkvV8gBiv4eIUYqjuHr0TqRxHUGsLwoLpbp2RA4B.txt
for sample output

Expected behavious:

indexes ( -Sy ) would not get updated until files actually arrive on the mirrors for the ( -Su ) part.


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Bug #1841: alfplayer mirror not respondingfixed

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#1

Updated by freemor almost 2 years ago

Does indeed seem to be a problem with https://redirector.parabola.nu/$repo/os/$arch

when I comment that out and pacman -Syy followed by pacman -Su
the list of updates gets much smaller and the 404's disappear.

#2

Updated by freemor almost 2 years ago

Seems it is not just redirector but repo.parabola.nu that has the issue:

Tried pacman -Suy
got 404's
commented out everything but repo.parabola.nu in mirrorslits
pacman -Syy to refresh index
pacman -Su
... and 404 on all the same packages that were 404ing with the default mirrorslist

Paste of the output:

http://freemor.homelinux.net:16019/~freemor/pastebin//8mCavnGdv9QYDPIVtrLrUCxeG33RrIcfMTS12rOpw3HQWfCZAQV5.txt

#3

Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from Not infrequent 404 errors on: pacman -Suy to sort out mirrors and 404 errors

linking issue "alfplayer mirror not responding" to this one - because it seems clear the mirror lists need to organized, prune, and/or correlated

the alfplayer mirror is not responding http://alfplayer.com/parabola/iso/
i think this server has been down for quite some time - do we have contact info? should it be removed from the list?

#4

Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

the archlinux32 mirror mirror.js-webcoding.de has been down for some time

is that defined in the parabola redirector? or does upstream need to handle that?

#5

Updated by bill-auger over 1 year ago

the downloads page and the pacman mirrorlist are not fully correlated:
  • the downloads page lists the new umu mirror but not the isacdaavid mirror
  • the pacman mirrorlist lists the isacdaavid mirror but not the new umu mirror

ftp.acc.umu.se
parabola.isacdaavid.info

#6

Updated by nRoof over 1 year ago

The mirror.js-webcoding.de appears to be retired, see this mailing list thread:
https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-mirrors/2017-November/000714.html

#7

Updated by isacdaavid over 1 year ago

bill-auger wrote:

the downloads page and the pacman mirrorlist are not fully correlated:
  • the downloads page lists the new umu mirror but not the isacdaavid mirror
  • the pacman mirrorlist lists the isacdaavid mirror but not the new umu mirror

ftp.acc.umu.se was indeed absent from /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist. fixed by now.
parabola.isacdaavid.info on the other hand, this is only a low-storage hot cache. it will store on its own any file that it sees requested a lot (as opposed to just acting as a proxy). i'll leave it up to you to decide whether sharing its storage between packages and install images is a good idea. a negative answer was the original motivation for not explicitly listing it in the downloads page.

#8

Updated by isacdaavid over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from open to info needed

bill-auger wrote:

the archlinux32 mirror mirror.js-webcoding.de has been down for some time

is that defined in the parabola redirector? or does upstream need to handle that?

is this still an issue for you? i've been happily using redirector.parabola.nu on i686 for some days now.

#9

Updated by freemor over 1 year ago

When I installed an i686 machine the other day it was an issue. Pretty much every package 404'd on the first attempt to fetch.
It should be noted that this is not just a cosmetic issue as all the 404s do slow down the install a noticable bit.

#10

Updated by infertux 11 months ago

I've been getting recurring errors about mirror.js-webcoding.de whenever I run pacman -Syu. Shouldn't it be removed from redirector.parabola.nu?

E.g.:

failed retrieving file 'shadow-4.6-2-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz' from redirector.parabola.nu : Could not resolve host: mirror.js-webcoding.de

#11

Updated by bill-auger 11 months ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Housekeeping

yes, it is probably time to look into this again - there have been 2 or 3 new parabola mirrors added since this issue was opened

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