[arch-general] update error(?)
mark at markelee.com
Sun Apr 19 20:55:19 UTC 2015
On Sunday, April 19, 2015 01:58:52 PM Eli Schwartz wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 8:45 PM, Francis Gerund <ranrund at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I did re-generate the mirrorlist using rankmirrors, as shown on the arch
> > wiki "mirrors" page:
> > Back up the existing /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:
> > # cp /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.backup
> > Edit /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.backup and uncomment mirrors for testing
> > with
> > rankmirrors.
> > Optionally run the following sed line to uncomment every mirror:
> > # sed -i 's/^#Server/Server/' /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.backup
> > Finally, rank the mirrors. Operand -n 6 means only output the 6 fastest
> > mirrors:
> > # rankmirrors -n 6 /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.backup >
> > /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
> > The error mysteriously went away.
> > But I do not seen to have rtmpdump installed. After reading about it, I
> > am still not sure what it is, or why it would be needed for rankmirrors.
> > Do the update mirrors use something called RTMP streams?
> I shouldn't've thought ranking the mirrors by speed would inherently fix
> the problem -- although changing mirrors means there is a chance you will
> end up with newer ones.
> Or possibly the mirrors you ended up with had already caught up to the
> packages you were getting errors about.
> I would've used reflector, to generate a list of the most up-to-date
> mirrors, and then ranked those by download speed just to make things faster.
> [eschwartz at arch ~]$ cat ~/bin/mirrorgen
> reflector -c "United States" --age 2 --sort age --protocol http --save
> /tmp/mirrorgen && rankmirrors -v -n 5 /tmp/mirrorgen | sudo tee
> -- Eli Schwartz
This is a known issue regarding the way Arch syncs mirrors. There's even a bug
report for a particular mirror
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