No updates in MCC anymore

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Hello,

  • _OpenMandriva Lx version:_3.03

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…): KDE

  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant): Normally MCC : Software Management : Update your system is a very busy place to be. Each week at least 10 updates were available in the past.
    For the last month the update list stays empty.

    • Are there no updates anymore available?
    • Is the update procedure changed?
    • Is there a bug in the MCC : Software Management : Update your system environment

Regards,
Albert

I checked “Update your system” on 2 computers this morning and both had a package update so that is working here. And as I recall there certainly have been package updates in the last month.

Better way to manage packages on your system here.

So most likely culprits are something wrong with a mirror or something wrong with the mirror list depending on which you use:

Check that your mirror is being updated here. If you are using mirror list you might want to try a specific mirror. As I see the list this morning there are only 2 mirrors that are up to date so use one of those for now.

Check from command line:

$ sudo urpmi --auto-update --test

The --test will produce a list of packages to update, automatically download them, and if all is OK will say “Installation possible” at end of it’s process. (Be aware that urpmi does produce warnings that read like error messages that confuse users. I call these “error messages that aren’t errors”. So if in doubt ask here.)

Check whether you have anything in ‘/etc/urpmi/skip.list’.

$ sudo nano /etc/urpmi/skip.list

Hello Ben,

In MCC : Software Management : Configure media sources for install and update the http://downloads.openmandriva.org/mirrors/openmandriva.3.0.x86_64.list
list is selected, which exists on the internet.

How can I figure out the selected mirror in this list?
How can I force my system to use a specific mirror?

Here is my urpmi output:

$ sudo urpmi --auto-update --test
medium “main” is up-to-date
medium “main updates” is up-to-date
medium “Main32” is up-to-date
medium “Main32 Updates” is up-to-date
medium “contrib” is up-to-date
medium “contrib updates” is up-to-date
medium “contrib32” is up-to-date
medium “contrib32 updates” is up-to-date
medium “non-free” is up-to-date
medium “non-free updates” is up-to-date
medium “Non-free32” is up-to-date
medium “Non-free32 Updates” is up-to-date
medium “restricted” is up-to-date
medium “restricted updates” is up-to-date
Packages are up to date

If I understand this right, my system thinks there are no updates available, correct?

This is the content of my `/etc/urpmi/skip.list file:

# Here you can specify the packages that won't be upgraded automatically
# for example, to exclude all apache packages :
# /^apache/

/^julia-0.6.0-0.1.pre.alpha/
/^lib64llvm-devel-3.8.1-1.1/

Regards,
Albert

$ sudo urpmi --debug --auto-update --test

First remove what you have:

$ sudo urpmi.removemedia -av

Then install repos thus:

$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --distrib <URL_for_your_mirror>

Example for the 2 currently working mirrors for Lx 3 x86_64 systems:

$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --distrib http://ftp.vectranet.pl/mirror/openmandriva.org/3.0/repository/x86_64/

OR:

$ sudo urpmi.addmedia --distrib http://distro.ibiblio.org/openmandriva/3.0/repository/x86_64/

It is also recommended to disable 32 bit repos unless you are installing a 32 bit package.

Finally you can remove these 2 lines from skip.list:

They are unnecessary but they are not causing you to not have updates.

Post-edit: I hope this answers your and any other users questions on this. If not keep asking till we get it explained.

I use the http://ftp-stud.hs-esslingen.de/pub/Mirrors/openmandriva/3.0/repository/x86_64 repository.
No updates.

I will change the mirror then.

Now I use the http://ftp.vectranet.pl/mirror/openmandriva.org/3.0/repository/x86_64 repository.
It is slow but works.
Other two repository sites from Poland do not work.

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The issue with the mirrors should be resolved for most everyone. The only mirror that has not updated is New Caledonia.

Hopefully mirror list as a repo is working again also. Can anyone confirm this?

Post-edit: All are updated in last 18 hours or less.

[root@pujitha-pc dimuthu]# urpmi.removemedia -av
getting exclusive lock on urpmi
nothing to remove (use urpmi.addmedia to add a media)
unlocking urpmi database
[root@pujitha-pc dimuthu]# urpmi.addmedia --distrib http://ftp.vectranet.pl/mirror/openmandriva.org/3.0/repository/x86_64/
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 48
**unable to access the distribution medium (no media.cfg file found)**
**unable to add medium**
[root@pujitha-pc dimuthu]# 
[root@pujitha-pc dimuthu]#  urpmi.addmedia --distrib http://distro.ibiblio.org/openmandriva/3.0/repository/x86_64/
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 48
**unable to access the distribution medium (no media.cfg file found)**
**unable to add medium**
[root@pujitha-pc dimuthu]#

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I just tried with curl and with wget and didn’t have any trouble. However, you might try with wget:
urpmi.addmedia --wget --distrib http://ftp.vectranet.pl/mirror/openmandriva.org/3.0/repository/x86_64/

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Hello,

On my mandriva test setup I kept the original configuration (I didn’t change the http://downloads.openmandriva.org/mirrors/openmandriva.3.0.x86_64.list list)

When I try to update via MCC, new updates are available and can be installed.

It seems the problem with the mirrors is fixed. Many thanks.

Regards,
Albert

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In this thread maybe there wasn’t a specific post that pointed OP (@vhelmont) and other users to solution to this issue. This issue was fixed as far as I know by @fedya and perhaps one or two other developers. Also as far as I know this was caused be some glitch when this was done.

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