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FS#67399 - [archiso] reflector sometimes returns no matching mirrors

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Noel Kuntze (thermi) - Sunday, 26 July 2020, 04:39 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Friday, 31 July 2020, 08:34 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Hardware Issues
Status Closed
Assigned To David Runge (dvzrv)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


In the archiso, the configured threshold time in the reflector.service systemd unit is set to 1 hour which frequently returns _no_ matching mirrors. That should be increased to 4. Otherwise the old, stale mirrors will be used and frequently, mirrors which host packages older than the ones installed on archiso are chosen.
Probably just a workaround for pacman's behaviour of only polling the first mirror for the package list instead of polling all and computing a consistent structure of up to date packages.
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Closed by  David Runge (dvzrv)
Friday, 31 July 2020, 08:34 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed with archiso >= 46
Comment by David Runge (dvzrv) - Thursday, 30 July 2020, 09:41 GMT
@thermi: Thanks for reporting this issue!

I have opened a merge request [1] to address it, which will be in the next release.