Yast can't connect to any repository


after I’ve installed gnome on top of KDE today (I used the meta pattern opensuse gnome package) yast no longer starts up and gets:

Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/RemoteDesktop/openSUSE_11.4/repodata/repomd.xml':
Error code: Connection failed
Error message: Failed to connect to 2001:67c:2178:8::13: Network is unreachable

for each repository.

here my

#  | Alias                    | Name                       | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                         | Service
 1 | 11.4 - VideoLan          | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.videolan.org/pub/videolan/vlc/SuSE/11.4/                    |        
 2 | X11:RemoteDesktop        | X11:RemoteDesktop          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/RemoteDesktop/openSUSE_11.4/ |        
 3 | ftp.uni-erlangen.de-suse | openSUSE-11.4-Source       | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirrors/packman/suse/openSUSE_11.4/          |        
 4 | google-chrome            | google-chrome              | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/i386                           |        
 5 | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0     | openSUSE-11.4-11.4-0       | Yes     | No      |   99     | yast2  | cd:///?devices=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-TSSTcorp_CDDVDW_TS-L633A                 |        
 6 | repo-debug               | 11.4 - VideoLan            | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/              |        
 7 | repo-debug-update        | openSUSE-11.4-Update       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/debug/update/11.4/                             |        
 8 | repo-non-oss             | openSUSE-11.4-Debug        | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss/                |        
 9 | repo-oss                 | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/                    |        
10 | repo-source              | openSUSE-11.4-Oss          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss/             |        
11 | repo-update              | google-chrome              | No      | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.4/

I turned off a few to see whether it makes any difference but it looks as if none of them can be connected to. My Internet connection is working as I am writing this post with the same machine.

It worked neither under Gnome nor KDE, I am running opensuse 11.4 KDE 4.5 and whatever gnome is on the standard repos. My kernel is

many thanks in advance

It would appear that the server is down, at least to the IPv4 world.
I get the same message when trying to refresh repos.
2001:67c:2178:8::13: is an IPv6 address but I can’t use IPv6.

So we all live in different locations with different ISP’s, but I am not having this problem and I don’t think I am using IPv6. However, I have changed my DNS servers to use Google instead of Time Warner Road Runner. I put the new DNS servers into my router, but it can also be placed directly into a single copy of openSUSE as well.

Here is a DNS listing you could try:


Level 3 Communications (Broomfield, CO, US)

Verizon (Reston, VA, US)

GTE (Irving, TX, US)

One Connect IP (Albuquerque, NM, US)

OpenDNS (San Francisco, CA, US)

Exetel (Sydney, AU)

VRx Network Services (New York, NY, US)

SpeakEasy (Seattle, WA, US)

Sprintlink (Overland Park, KS, US)

Cisco (San Jose, CA, US)

logo2 Public DNS Servers
OpenNIC (au) (de) (de) (uk) (us)
2001:470:8388:10:0:100:53:20 (us)
2001:470:1f10:c6::2 (us)

Thank You,

On 2011-06-09 02:06, DrGranit wrote:
> Error message: Failed to connect to 2001:67c:2178:8::13: Network is unreachable

That’s an IPv6 address. Does your ISP provide to you IPv6? If they don’t,
the current solution is to disable IPv6 from the kernel and up.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

It’s fixed now.
I didn’t do anything, So I don’t know whos’ end was causing the problem.

On 2011-06-09 06:06, ns89 wrote:
> It’s fixed now.
> I didn’t do anything, So I don’t know whos’ end was causing the
> problem.

Didn’t you heard that yesterday was IPv6 day?

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)

BBC News - Web giants promote new IPv6 internet address system

Well i don’t know whether that is the cause, but I was certainly not able to access the repos, and as validly noticed I did use ipv6 to do so.

When i just tried it it simply worked and I don’t feel like i have changed anything related to it. In fact the machine was turned of ever since then.

Either way it works :smiley:

Another possibility is the Proxy Settings (missing or incorrect).
This was my case.
You can set it via Yast2/Network Devices/Network Services\Proxy\Proxy configuration.
You have to check the “Enable Proxy” and “Use the same Proxy for All protocols” fields and fill in the “HTTP Proxy URL” field, e.g. “http://www-proxy.mycompany.gr:8080

Thanks to my colleague etgmsks