On 2020/10/23 02:29, Per Jessen wrote:
In general, mirror issues are probably best reported
If that information was on every page, I might see and remember it,
but the only way I've ever heard of that email address was by posting
a problem here first.
Which package were you looking for above? which url?
All of them, but I didn't want to list all the not-found
packages as it would be several pages?
Not that I wanted them, but all of the libre office rpms were
not found when I tried d/l'ing from d.os.org
which redirected me to the
mirror server, but when I went to the mirror with my browser
and tried downloading a random libre-office file from there, it worked
In one case, the redirect on d.os.org
had a different version
than the mirror did causing it to 404. More surprising was when I was
downloading several files that didn't goto a mirror and got 404's -- checked
them out, and they were wrong versions as well -- meaning the version
I'd downloaded of the file-listing page less than an hour before became
out of date before I could download the rpms on the page.
When was the
last time download.opensuse.org
actually checked that any
of the files were on the redirected site?
In principle, several times a day.
It checks individual versions of each file several times a day? or
just whether or not the mirror is up and has maybe some repodata files,
as these mirrors are up, and contain a dir structure like they are a mirror,
but the version numbers may be different -- that's specifically what I'm
referring to -- how often does the master check that the specific versions
it is directing people to are actually on that master? I.e. the version
list I was downloading from seems to have been out of sync.
Is there a direct download address off of
that I can
fall-back to when a mirror doesn't have the binary and/or a way to
blacklist a mirror, since once dl.os.org
locks me onto that server,
Provided your country has more than one mirror for the desired package,
you are never "locked" to any mirror.
I was always going to the failing server in germany for various
(but not random -- same packages). No matter how many times I stopped
and restarted, when it got to the libre packages, it went to the
Worse, I know there are mirrors within 50 miles
that are much faster. I really don't want to try to fetch things
from an overseas site -- especially one that is so unreliable.
It does seem odd that you should be given a mirror in Germany - there
are plenty of TW mirrors in the US, I see at least 16 (based on the IP
address of the tlinx mailserver).
I know!!! -- I live <30 miles from silicon valley, several servers
last time I did d/l's I used the server in provo which was very consistent.
At that time I was going from the file lists in the repodata dir and they
were pretty reliably there. Might be because some sites (like the provo
seemed to keep more than one version of the release lists -- like maybe the
last 5-7 (as grouped by date), so it *seemed* they also kept more than 1 of
updated rpm's that might correspond to the 5-7 groups of repodata files.
Maybe sites that can only afford to keep 1 version are more likely to
problems with mirror indices possibly being updated faster than
not sure how one would deal with that.
Right now, I've broken my script again (its suffering growing pains),
quite figured out why (just discovered while writing this email).
So far, I'm leaning to the directory listing files on dl.os.org
out of sync
-- holding more recent versions than what might be in the content
I'll keep trying to narrow down the problem...
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