Update repo does not seem to work.

Hi,

I was trying to update my LEAP 15.0 and it seems that both the GUI and zypper get stuck on the update repo.

I got this from the CLI.

 zypper ref
Repository 'electronics' is up to date.                                                                                                                                                                           
Repository 'libdvdcss repository' is up to date.                                                                                                                                                                  
Repository 'Packman Repository' is up to date.                                                                                                                                                                    
Repository 'openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Non-Oss' is up to date.                                                                                                                                                            
Repository 'openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Oss' is up to date.                                                                                                                                                                
Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Update' metadata ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\]
Timeout exceeded when accessing 'http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.0/oss/repodata/abe7d419a0d35e42ffc0f7c862f13ed47527882c7e6c34ce47f0c5b44a4a8eae-primary.xml.gz'.
Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (r): 
Trying again...
Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Update' metadata ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\]
Timeout exceeded when accessing 'http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.0/oss/repodata/abe7d419a0d35e42ffc0f7c862f13ed47527882c7e6c34ce47f0c5b44a4a8eae-primary.xml.gz'.
Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (r): 
Trying again...
Retrieving repository 'openSUSE-Leap-15.0-Update' metadata ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|]
Timeout exceeded when accessing 'http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.0/oss/repodata/abe7d419a0d35e42ffc0f7c862f13ed47527882c7e6c34ce47f0c5b44a4a8eae-primary.xml.gz'.
Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i] (r): 
Trying again...

zypper and the YAST gui simpy get stuck and it seems they can not retrieve data.
But I can access over firefox http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/15.0/oss/repodata and is there
I simply can not retrieve the file :
abe7d419a0d35e42ffc0f7c862f13ed47527882c7e6c34ce47f0c5b44a4a8eae-primary.xml.gz
that is necessary for the update to proceed.
the files listed on firefox are :


    Name    Last modified    Size    Metadata
    Parent Directory         -      
 ]    5a7f211a51a2332d0cd04a5f0ea58a9529be5c67422107b46e81d47e50d0ce95-deltainfo.xml.gz    14-Jun-2019 12:40     375K     Details
 ]    5afc6cb78c11733eb7ae0cd9dfefc5a37fba3d6530ec285484cf419be9bc7e84-suseinfo.xml.gz    14-Jun-2019 12:40     102     Details
 ]    6bf9672d0862e8ef8b8ff05a2fd0208a922b1f5978e6589d87944c88259cb670-other.xml.gz    22-Mar-2019 08:14     123     Details
 ]    76fae9370b2ae94e00bd4eb548060240f338ae9a76c43b15739117a8c96f7380-updateinfo.xml.gz    14-Jun-2019 12:37     1.1M     Details
 ]    401dc19bda88c82c403423fb835844d64345f7e95f5b9835888189c03834cc93-filelists.xml.gz    22-Mar-2019 08:14     123     Details
 ]    abe7d419a0d35e42ffc0f7c862f13ed47527882c7e6c34ce47f0c5b44a4a8eae-primary.xml.gz    14-Jun-2019 12:37     19M     Details
 ]    dabe2ce5481d23de1f4f52bdcfee0f9af98316c9e0de2ce8123adeefa0dd08b9-primary.xml.gz    22-Mar-2019 08:14     134     Details
 ]    e4737a02b6a5cd1653186c91d87b94affd9e4af159f936cd97d07ebef74d1d5f-other.xml.gz    14-Jun-2019 12:37     11M     Details
 ]    efee7225c95ccc7746598deda9656907a240c9e2878f539e12c9188120f4e917-filelists.xml.gz    14-Jun-2019 12:37     28M     Details
    repomd.xml    14-Jun-2019 12:41     3.0K     Details
    repomd.xml.asc    14-Jun-2019 12:41     481     Details
    repomd.xml.key    14-Jun-2019 12:41     1.0K     Details


And I can retrieve from the browser and open with ark on the desktop the small files … those with only a couple of bytes like :

all other files that have more then 1MB I can not simply get them.

Is there a problem on the repo’s configuration ? Or my machine ?

Regards

https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs/2019-06/msg01996.html

Solved!
Now it all works … it was overloading of the update servers !
:slight_smile: Great news … OpenSuSE has so many downloads even the Best infrastructure can not cope with the demand of upgrades and updates :slight_smile: !

Apparently the real problem was with a database server that manages the redirection to mirrors. So everybody was hitting the main download site, instead of the load being shared by the various mirrors.

I just finished updating Tumbleweed, and all seemed to be working.