ABF-downloads service interruption (no updates possible)


  • OpenMandriva Lx version:


  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):


  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):

It one tries to upgrade a Rock system it will show something like this if you let it go until it times out:

  • Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):

http://abf-downloads.openmandriva.org is temporarily down. We apologize for any inconvenience anyone has suffered. People are working on resolving this as soon as possible.

Over 24 hours so perhaps is time for workaround. Workaround here.


abf-downloads is DOWN.
Does anyone know when it will be available?

Also can anyone recommend OpenMandriva mirror with Lx 4.1 packages?
All official mirrors are outdated or don’t have 4.1 repository.

Thank you

https_distro_ibiblio_org/openmandriva/rock/ is mirror for Lx 4.1


Welcome @lystor.

Reported here yesterday.

Thanks for posting the tip on Index of /openmandriva/.

Well something is wrong here, abf-downloads should never be used as repo, but mirrors should be. ABF dowloads already has the strain of three mirrors constantly pulling and syncing content (from Brazil, USA and Russia). It should be used only for archive content or accessing debug repos.

@Colin the mirrorbrain or similar project you were working on is still in progress?

Thanks to @bero ABF is back up now.

So everything should be working normally again. The work around posted is no longer necessary. It would be a good idea to run:

$ sudo dnf clean all

before doing any other package management tasks.

If anyone actually did the workaround described here it is OK to leave things as is. The mirror used in that example (distro.ibiblio.org) has been very reliable and updates frequently.