[RESOLVED]Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

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[RESOLVED]Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby banjo » Oct 17th, '20, 14:54

I attempted to update Mageia8 this morning and got the errors:

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[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi --auto-update
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

medium "google-chrome" is up-to-date
Packages are up to date


I cannot ping the mirror.

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[root@localhost poobah]# ping http://mirror.math.princeton.edu
ping: http://mirror.math.princeton.edu: Name or service not known


It no longer appears in the mirror list at http://mirrors.mageia.org/status

My internet is up and running fine.

Inxi info:

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[root@localhost poobah]# inxi -b
System:    Host: localhost Kernel: 5.9.0-desktop-2.mga8 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.20.0 Distro: Mageia 8 mga8
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5G41T-M LX PLUS v: Rev X.0x serial: MT701B039400654 BIOS: American Megatrends
           v: 0502 date: 10/21/2011
CPU:       Info: Dual Core Intel Core2 Duo E7300 [MCP] speed: 2438 MHz
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA G94 [GeForce 9600 GT] driver: nouveau v: kernel
           Display: x11 server: Mageia X.org 1.20.9 driver: nouveau,v4l resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NV94 v: 3.3 Mesa 20.2.1
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet driver: r8169
           Device-2: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter driver: 8139too
           Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n type: USB driver: ath9k_htc
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 22.75 GiB (4.9%)
Info:      Processes: 211 Uptime: 35m Memory: 3.84 GiB used: 1.76 GiB (45.8%) Shell: Bash inxi: 3.1.06


What happened to Princeton?

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Last edited by banjo on Oct 18th, '20, 20:17, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby banjo » Oct 17th, '20, 17:16

This problem just got worse. I can no longer connect to any media. I tried to reset my repositories to a couple other servers, and they all failed at curl.

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[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.removemedia -a
removing medium "Core Release"
removing medium "Core Release Debug"
removing medium "Core Updates"
removing medium "Core Updates Debug"
removing medium "Core Updates Testing"
removing medium "Core Updates Testing Debug"
removing medium "Core Backports"
removing medium "Core Backports Debug"
removing medium "Core Backports Testing"
removing medium "Core Backports Testing Debug"
removing medium "Nonfree Release"
removing medium "Nonfree Release Debug"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates Debug"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates Testing"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports Debug"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports Testing"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug"
removing medium "Tainted Release"
removing medium "Tainted Release Debug"
removing medium "Tainted Updates"
removing medium "Tainted Updates Debug"
removing medium "Tainted Updates Testing"
removing medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug"
removing medium "Tainted Backports"
removing medium "Tainted Backports Debug"
removing medium "Tainted Backports Testing"
removing medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug"
removing medium "Core 32bit Release"
removing medium "Core 32bit Updates"
removing medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing"
removing medium "Core 32bit Backports"
removing medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Release"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Release"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Updates"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Backports"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing"
removing medium "google-chrome"
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://mirrors.kernel.org/mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH'
adding medium "Core Release"
adding medium "Core Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates"
adding medium "Core Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Release"
adding medium "Nonfree Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates"
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Release"
adding medium "Tainted Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates"
adding medium "Tainted Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
    http://mirrors.kernel.org/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/release/media_info/20201017-141823-synthesis.hdlist.cz
                                                                                                                                                   
...retrieving failed: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 22
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release"
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmq --list-url
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmq --list-media active
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH'
adding medium "Core Release"
adding medium "Core Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates"
adding medium "Core Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Release"
adding medium "Nonfree Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates"
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Release"
adding medium "Tainted Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates"
adding medium "Tainted Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
    http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/release/media_info/20201015-122816-synthesis.hdlist.cz
                                                                                                                                                   
...retrieving failed: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 22
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release"
[root@localhost poobah]#


I currently have no media, having removed them all in the first command.

My internet is working fine. I am typing this on the very same computer where the mirrors fail.
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby doktor5000 » Oct 17th, '20, 17:34

FWIW if you ping something you cannot prepend the protocol, only use the hostname part for that. And you don't need to do that as root.
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ping mirror.math.princeton.edu

works fine here, although they seem to have taken down their webserver yesterday, maybe for maintenance or something.
If you're really inclined to know, feel free to dig out some contact details and ask them via mail.

mirrors.kernel.org also has problems pretty often due to their DNS load-balancing setup, from past experience.
But you might have tried when the mirror was syncing or was only partially synced, you'd have to try again later or use a different mirror.


Although this is a frequent issue with cauldron, and you should be aware about that if you continue to use cauldron.,
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby banjo » Oct 17th, '20, 18:41

Doktor, thanks for the info on ping.

I pinged princeton again and got past the DNS confusion, but the server still does not reply. Maybe it is still down.

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[poobah@localhost ~]$ ping princeton.edu
PING princeton.edu (140.180.223.22) 56(84) bytes of data.
^C
--- princeton.edu ping statistics ---
17 packets transmitted, 0 received, 100% packet loss, time 404ms

[poobah@localhost ~]$


I can ping kernel.org

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[poobah@localhost ~]$ ping kernel.org
PING kernel.org (198.145.29.83) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=73.3 ms
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=76.4 ms
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=78.8 ms
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=82.3 ms
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=5 ttl=56 time=74.7 ms
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=6 ttl=56 time=78.3 ms
64 bytes from kernel.org (198.145.29.83): icmp_seq=7 ttl=56 time=80.9 ms
^C
--- kernel.org ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 14ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 73.269/77.827/82.348/3.025 ms


However I still get a 404 for when I attempt to install the media

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[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://mirrors.kernel.org/mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH'
adding medium "Core Release"
adding medium "Core Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates"
adding medium "Core Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Release"
adding medium "Nonfree Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates"
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Release"
adding medium "Tainted Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates"
adding medium "Tainted Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
    http://mirrors.kernel.org/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/release/media_info/20201017-153527-synthesis.hdlist.cz
                                                                                                                                                   
...retrieving failed: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 22
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release"


The same thing happens with mirror.aarnet.edu.au. It seems strange that they would both fail exactly the same way.

I will try some of the other mirrors to see if it is just a coincidence.

Update: Jameswhitby pings OK but fails to find the file.

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[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH'
adding medium "Core Release"
adding medium "Core Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates"
adding medium "Core Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Release"
adding medium "Nonfree Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates"
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Release"
adding medium "Tainted Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates"
adding medium "Tainted Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
    http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/release/media_info/20201017-153527-synthesis.hdlist.cz
                                                                                                                                                   
...retrieving failed: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 22
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release"
[root@localhost poobah]# ping jameswhitby.net
PING jameswhitby.net (71.115.7.115) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from pool-71-115-7-115.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net (71.115.7.115): icmp_seq=1 ttl=58 time=31.9 ms
64 bytes from pool-71-115-7-115.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net (71.115.7.115): icmp_seq=2 ttl=58 time=25.3 ms
64 bytes from pool-71-115-7-115.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net (71.115.7.115): icmp_seq=3 ttl=58 time=28.4 ms
64 bytes from pool-71-115-7-115.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net (71.115.7.115): icmp_seq=4 ttl=58 time=30.2 ms
64 bytes from pool-71-115-7-115.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net (71.115.7.115): icmp_seq=5 ttl=58 time=35.0 ms
64 bytes from pool-71-115-7-115.rcmdva.fios.verizon.net (71.115.7.115): icmp_seq=6 ttl=58 time=26.8 ms
^C
--- jameswhitby.net ping statistics ---
6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 12ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 25.340/29.610/35.036/3.233 ms


I will try from the MCC
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby doktor5000 » Oct 17th, '20, 19:00

Pinging princeton.edu is a totally different host than mirror.math.princeton.edu and also kernel.org is a different host than mirrors.kernel.org.
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby banjo » Oct 17th, '20, 19:41

I tried to install media using the MCC. I chose ftp://mageia.jameswhitby.net/ to see if the ftp protocol would work. It got most of the way, but then curl errored out on some key files.

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Unable to add medium, errors reported:

...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 19
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release (distrib1)"
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 19
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core 32bit Release (distrib31)"


I tried pinging the other mirror servers, this time providing the complete url. :oops:

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[poobah@localhost ~]$ ping mirrors.kernel.org
PING mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=84.1 ms
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=75.5 ms
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=78.6 ms
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=4 ttl=55 time=82.10 ms
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=5 ttl=55 time=76.0 ms
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=6 ttl=55 time=80.4 ms
64 bytes from mirrors.pdx.kernel.org (198.145.21.9): icmp_seq=7 ttl=55 time=83.0 ms
^C
--- mirrors.pdx.kernel.org ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 13ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 75.501/80.082/84.101/3.248 ms
[poobah@localhost ~]$ ping mirror.math.princeton.edu
PING mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=1 ttl=56 time=19.8 ms
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=2 ttl=56 time=23.9 ms
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=3 ttl=56 time=17.6 ms
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=4 ttl=56 time=21.7 ms
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=5 ttl=56 time=23.4 ms
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=6 ttl=56 time=25.7 ms
64 bytes from mirror.math.princeton.edu (128.112.18.21): icmp_seq=7 ttl=56 time=19.2 ms
^C
--- mirror.math.princeton.edu ping statistics ---
7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 13ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 17.635/21.609/25.658/2.681 ms


Since the servers seem to be alive, I tried to install the media via the cli again.

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[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.removemedia -a
removing medium "Core Release (distrib1)"
removing medium "Core Release Debug (distrib2)"
removing medium "Core Updates (distrib3)"
removing medium "Core Updates Debug (distrib4)"
removing medium "Core Updates Testing (distrib5)"
removing medium "Core Updates Testing Debug (distrib6)"
removing medium "Core Backports (distrib7)"
removing medium "Core Backports Debug (distrib8)"
removing medium "Core Backports Testing (distrib9)"
removing medium "Core Backports Testing Debug (distrib10)"
removing medium "Nonfree Release (distrib11)"
removing medium "Nonfree Release Debug (distrib12)"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates (distrib13)"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates Debug (distrib14)"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates Testing (distrib15)"
removing medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug (distrib16)"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports (distrib17)"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports Debug (distrib18)"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports Testing (distrib19)"
removing medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug (distrib20)"
removing medium "Tainted Release (distrib21)"
removing medium "Tainted Release Debug (distrib22)"
removing medium "Tainted Updates (distrib23)"
removing medium "Tainted Updates Debug (distrib24)"
removing medium "Tainted Updates Testing (distrib25)"
removing medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug (distrib26)"
removing medium "Tainted Backports (distrib27)"
removing medium "Tainted Backports Debug (distrib28)"
removing medium "Tainted Backports Testing (distrib29)"
removing medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug (distrib30)"
removing medium "Core 32bit Release (distrib31)"
removing medium "Core 32bit Updates (distrib32)"
removing medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing (distrib33)"
removing medium "Core 32bit Backports (distrib34)"
removing medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing (distrib35)"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Release (distrib36)"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates (distrib37)"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing (distrib38)"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports (distrib39)"
removing medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing (distrib40)"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Release (distrib41)"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Updates (distrib42)"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing (distrib43)"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Backports (distrib44)"
removing medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing (distrib45)"
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH'
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 7

unable to access the distribution medium (no media.cfg file found)
unable to add medium
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib 'http://mirrors.kernel.org/mageia/distrib/cauldron/$ARCH'
adding medium "Core Release"
adding medium "Core Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates"
adding medium "Core Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Release"
adding medium "Nonfree Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates"
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Release"
adding medium "Tainted Release Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates"
adding medium "Tainted Updates Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Updates Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted Backports Testing Debug" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Core 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Release" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Updates Testing" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports" (ignored by default)
adding medium "Tainted 32bit Backports Testing" (ignored by default)
    http://mirrors.kernel.org/mageia/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/release/media_info/20201017-165805-synthesis.hdlist.cz
                                                                                                                                                   
...retrieving failed: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 22
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release"
[root@localhost poobah]#


Both failed in the same way as before.

Am I supplying bad URL's to the commands?
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby banjo » Oct 17th, '20, 19:58

This keeps getting crazier.

I went back to the MCC to try jameswhitby using the http protocol.

When I clicked on the Add button, it automatically set up "Mirror list" as it did when I first installed the OS. But this time, instead of Mirror list using princeton, it used james whitby.

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[root@localhost poobah]# urpmq --list-url
Core Release (distrib1) http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/release
Core Release Debug (distrib2)
Core Updates (distrib3) http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/core/updates
Core Updates Debug (distrib4)
Core Updates Testing (distrib5)
Core Updates Testing Debug (distrib6)
Core Backports (distrib7)
Core Backports Debug (distrib8)
Core Backports Testing (distrib9)
Core Backports Testing Debug (distrib10)
Nonfree Release (distrib11) http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/nonfree/release
Nonfree Release Debug (distrib12)
Nonfree Updates (distrib13) http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/nonfree/updates
Nonfree Updates Debug (distrib14)
Nonfree Updates Testing (distrib15)
Nonfree Updates Testing Debug (distrib16)
Nonfree Backports (distrib17)
Nonfree Backports Debug (distrib18)
Nonfree Backports Testing (distrib19)
Nonfree Backports Testing Debug (distrib20)
Tainted Release (distrib21) http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/tainted/release
Tainted Release Debug (distrib22)
Tainted Updates (distrib23) http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/tainted/updates
Tainted Updates Debug (distrib24)
Tainted Updates Testing (distrib25)
Tainted Updates Testing Debug (distrib26)
Tainted Backports (distrib27)
Tainted Backports Debug (distrib28)
Tainted Backports Testing (distrib29)
Tainted Backports Testing Debug (distrib30)
Core 32bit Release (distrib31)
Core 32bit Updates (distrib32)
Core 32bit Updates Testing (distrib33)
Core 32bit Backports (distrib34)
Core 32bit Backports Testing (distrib35)
Nonfree 32bit Release (distrib36)
Nonfree 32bit Updates (distrib37)
Nonfree 32bit Updates Testing (distrib38)
Nonfree 32bit Backports (distrib39)
Nonfree 32bit Backports Testing (distrib40)
Tainted 32bit Release (distrib41)
Tainted 32bit Updates (distrib42)
Tainted 32bit Updates Testing (distrib43)
Tainted 32bit Backports (distrib44)
Tainted 32bit Backports Testing (distrib45)
[root@localhost poobah]# urpmq --list-media active
Core Release (distrib1)
Core Updates (distrib3)
Nonfree Release (distrib11)
Nonfree Updates (distrib13)
Tainted Release (distrib21)
Tainted Updates (distrib23)
[root@localhost poobah]#


This install also missed some files.

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Unable to add medium, errors reported:

retrieval of [http://mageia.jameswhitby.net/distrib/cauldron/x86_64/media/debug/core/release/media_info/synthesis.hdlist.cz] failed (md5sum mismatch)
problem reading synthesis file of medium "Core Release Debug (distrib2)"


I am running in circles and not sure what I am looking at anymore.

This system is my testing system, so I am more interested in figuring out how this all works than I am in getting the system working again.

Thanks for the help in understanding this.

Update: I see what I did. I should have used the File=>Add specific media mirror instead of the Add button. Duh. :oops:
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby doktor5000 » Oct 18th, '20, 11:06

doktor5000 wrote:you might have tried when the mirror was syncing or was only partially synced, you'd have to try again later or use a different mirror.

Although this is a frequent issue with cauldron, and you should be aware about that if you continue to use cauldron.
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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby banjo » Oct 18th, '20, 20:16

I am going to mark this issue RESOLVED. My current setup using jameswhitby is updating. I see that princeton is back in the list at http://mirrors.mageia.org/status. So I guess whatever happened to the servers is resolved.

I was fully aware that since Mageia 8 is in beta, the software would be flaky. I did not know that the servers would be flaky as well, So, lesson learned.

The upside is that I learned quite a bit about how to set up and manage the repositories. I will be much more comfortable in the future taking care of those issues as they arise.

Thanks for the explanations.

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Re: Cannot connect to Princeton mirror

Postby doktor5000 » Oct 18th, '20, 22:19

banjo wrote:I was fully aware that since Mageia 8 is in beta

What you're running is not Mageia 8 beta, it is Cauldron.
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