Currently I am in Factory upgraded from 13.1, (Gnome 3.12) by following this tutorial http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Factory_installation.
The upgrading process went fine, however the problem is now I am not able to do any update or install via zypper or yast2 due to the system unable to reach the server.
My current repo:-
What ever attempts of zypper se, install, up; I am getting the same connection error. For instance:-
linux-xq9x:/home/yazid # zypper up
Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/factory/repo/debug/content':
Error code: Connection failed
Error message: Failed to connect to download.opensuse.org port 80: No route to host
Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/? shows all options] (a):
Packman repo and the internet however working fine. Am I missing something here? Thanks.
Thanks for the guide about the correct tag frankly, not really used to the panel.
About the repo, actually this is my second attempt using the Factory, the 1st was around last week with the same network problem. Reverted back to 13.1 (network ok) and point again to Factory about few hours ago. Seems that the network problem connecting to repo is only for Factory. It could be temporary but, for a week?
> About the repo, actually this is my second attempt using the Factory,
> the 1st was around last week with the same network problem. Reverted
> back to 13.1 (network ok) and point again to Factory about few hours
> ago. Seems that the network problem connecting to repo is only for
> Factory. It could be temporary but, for a week?
No, others would have noticed. And it is weird that it affects only a
particular repo. I tried wget on the same ‘content’ file that fails for
you, and it worked for me. It could be that the particular mirror that
you get redirected to, fails. Wait.
Disable the “repo-debug”, you do not need it - unless you really do.
If that does not help, then browse to any file in the repo, with FF, and
you will see on the right of each file a ‘details’ link. Click on it.
You get a page, created on the fly by “MirrorBrain” with a list of
mirrors on where to get that file from.
Then edit the repo configuration to point to a mirror you choose,
instead of the redirector.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 “Bottle” at Telcontar)
sorry for the late reply, and once again I am pointed back to Factory for the 3rd time from 13.1.
To make it short, initially the same problem happened but after carefully look into your suggestion to edit the repos url, likely my region is having continuous error to reach at opensuse,download.org (it was working fine when I am pointing this to do the dup from previous 13.1). Looked into the mirror brain is something wasn’t easy to do as well, but I am made it when changed the url to closest region to my country. Now, everything just working fine as intended.
Please advice me the if any of the repos not really needed as I am still new to Factory and what is the proper way to do the updates. The only repos that I am enable currently is 3 which is packman, repo-oss and repo-non-oss.
On 2014-10-12 14:56, snakedriver wrote:
> powerw00t;2669033 Wrote:
>> Looked into the mirror brain is something wasn’t easy to do as well,
>> but I am made it when changed the url to closest region to my country. .
> Mirrors: if I go to http://download.opensuse.org/factory/iso/ and click
> on the blue “Details” button on the right of each line, I get
> http://tinyurl.com/lol2rsv , for example. Helps when SuSE loses a
> server; goes down for maint…etc
Strictly speaking, the update repo is not necessary (it didn’t even exist until recently), but it is used to push through important security updates at times when Factory is too unstable to be published (like it was the case with the recent bash vulnerability).
Well, it may have existed (no idea, there is no changelog for projects on OBS… ), but it definitely wasn’t added by default in any of the Factory installations I did in the last years.
And if it existed I don’t think it ever was used for anything upto now. But I don’t know really.
OTOH, the mailinglist message I linked to states:
Newer Factory installs should actually already have an update repo.
better add the dedicated Factory repo (which currently points to 13.2 but that will change)
IMHO this would indicate that it did not exist until recently and was added just now for emergencies like this.
In earlier times a separate update repo wasn’t really necessary anyway, as new Factory packages got published immediately without upfront testing. So any security bug fix ended up in the standard Factory repo immediately.
But now, with all the testing, it can happen that Factory will not be published for days (or even weeks…) if there are problems, so critical security fixes might be blocked, as was the case with that bash vulnerability. That’s why the additional update repo makes sense now, to push through important security fixes immediately regardless of the current state of Factory, and not break Factory user’s systems completely by publishing a broken snapshot just because there’s a critical security issue. (but then, a system that doesn’t boot probably is the most secure… )