Mirror abf-downloads unreachable

Hi all,
just to let you know that the mirror “abf-downloads.openmandriva.org” is unreachable.
As I type “dnf update” I get the following messages:
OpenMandriva Rock - x86_64 0.0 B/s | 0 B 01:01
Errors during downloading metadata for repository ‘rock-x86_64’:

yes abf temporarily down.
You can switch to ibiblio mirror, or wait until abf will be back.


@Marco can you provide the output of this command please?
rpm -qa | grep distro-release-repos

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Post-edit: As I write this explanation abf-downloads.openmandriva.org is still down.

To check if you have the latest .repo file in Rock:

$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/openmandriva-rock-x86_64.repo


$ cat /etc/yum.repos.d/openmandriva-rock-znver1.repo

You want to see baseurl= lines beginning with:


znver1 example file:

openmandriva-rock-znver1.repo.txt (12.3 KB)

If you have the correct file dnf should download from Mirrorbits (http://mirror.openmandriva.org) first and only download from abf-downloads.openmandriva.org as a backup.

The fix for this is in the post below. Hope this helps.


If a user wants to fix the issue posted above > for Rock/x86_64 in 2 steps:

Edit: For this to work you have to perform this on the .repo file you are actually using. If you are using more than one .repo file you may have problems that can only be resolved with a fresh install and reading some documentation.

First we move the repo file so we still have it available in case something goes wrong:

$ sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/openmandriva-rock-x86_64.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/openmandriva-rock-X86_64.repo.bak

then we reinstall the package distro-release-repos:

$ sudo rpm -Uvh --force http://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/openmandriva/rock/repository/x86_64/main/release/distro-release-repos-4.2-1-omv4002.x86_64.rpm

Then use Software Repository Selector if you need to add unsupported, restricted, or non-free repos.

For Rock/znver1:

$ sudo mv /etc/yum.repos.d/openmandriva-rock-znver1.repo /etc/yum.repos.d/openmandriva-rock-znver1.repo.bak

$ sudo rpm -Uvh --force http://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/openmandriva/rock/repository/znver1/main/release/distro-release-repos-4.2-1-omv4002.znver1.rpm

Post-edit: If user wants to be sure ALL the .repo files are the new ones this is shown here.


Important warning: The OM Lx 4.1 repositories are only at abf-downloads.openmandriva.org. So as long as that is down users will not have access to OM Lx 4.1 repositories. People are hard at work on getting this service back up.

For any OM Lx 4.1 users that switched their repos from Rock to Release to continue with Lx 4.1 for a while this means you effectively have no repos available until abf-downloads.openmandriva.org is back up and running.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

This is related to this topic.


Good news about ABF. Thanks to @fedya, @bero, @raphael, and HisShadow.


rpm -qa | grep distro-release-repos

As far as I understand, the problem is that I have to change my baseurl lines. At the moment they point to abf only

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See this post. You do have to be sure you mv (move) the correct .repo file.

Thank you, Ben.
I solved after following your suggestions and reinstalling the package distro-release-repos.


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