[arch-general] No updates in a while - Is this the 'untiered mirror' thing?

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Mon Aug 2 11:40:24 EDT 2010

On 08/02/2010 02:17 AM, Burlynn Corlew Jr wrote:
> https://www.archlinux.de/?page=MirrorStatus
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mirror
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide#Mirrorcheck_for_up-to-date_packages
> It is possible your current installed package list has had no updates, but
> not likely. You would do all of us a favor by expanding your searches for
> answers to farther than the mailing list.

Burlynn, thanks...

	I monitor this list and the arch-dev list. If there is something affecting the 
ability to update, I expect to see notice in one of those two places. I have 
added the MirrorStatus to my arch bookmarks, and looking at the list, none of my 
first configured mirrors are on the list anymore. Thus, pacman would check the 
old/'no longer updated' mirrors, find that there were no changes and quit 
without update. That's bad.

	So it seems that users who haven't seen updates in the past 4days - week, are 
probably bitten by the same issue. For the US, I added the following at the top 
of my mirror list:

# United States
Server = ftp://mirror.rit.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
Server = http://mirror.rit.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
Server = http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64

	Before, manually adding the mirrors, I was using:

# United States
Server = ftp://mirror.cs.vt.edu/pub/ArchLinux/$repo/os/x86_64
Server = http://mirror.cs.vt.edu/pub/ArchLinux/$repo/os/x86_64
Server = http://mirrors.gigenet.com/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
Server = 
Server = 
Server = ftp://mirrors.hosef.org/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64

When I checked for updates again, there were ~ 300M of updates ready.

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