L A Walsh wrote:
If you go to http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss/repodata in your browser, then see the file:
and click on it, I got a "not found":
Object not found! The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again. If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster. Error 404 / mirror.linux-ia64.org / Apache
That file is dated 15 September, and is no longer carried by any mirror.
Unfortunately, I seem to be stuck on this bad mirror for the time being
mirrorbrain lists three mirrors - in Russia, Iran and China. It is possible they were not yet scanned, dunno.
There really needs to be some way for d.os.org to verify a mirror having specific content before blindly referring a user off to a dead location. Isn't this possible?
Yup it is and that is what we do too. All mirrors are continually scanned.