Problem with OM Mirrors and workaround

Hello Happy User,

  • OpenMandriva Lx version:


  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):


  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):

The Mirrorbits manager is having a connection problem. This author does not know why but the Infra-team folks have been notified and are working to resolve this.

This affects users attempting to updrade, dsync, or install software.

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

What users will see until this is resolved is that dnf upgrade, dsync, and install transactions take a long time to complete. The URL for the Mirrorbits manager ( is not connecting. There is a fall back URL ( What happens is the every time dnf tries to connect to it times out before dnf tries

Two workarounds:

  1. Be patient and let the process run until it completes. Some folks with slower connections may find this approach unsatisfactory.

  2. You can edit your .repo file in /etc/yum.repos.d to comment out the baseurl=
    and set the baseurl=
    to baseurl= for all enabled OM repos.

For non-technical user that may not be comfortable with option 2 just wait. There are no upgrades for Rock and not many for ROME at the moment.

ROME will be getting a big upgrade very soon. Of course we hope to have the mirror issue resolved by then.

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This problem resolved by our crack Infra team. They and we are looking to see what we can learn for the future.

I, too, was having trouble accessing OpenMandriva mirrors and was very grateful for this thread. I too have had problems with updating my system due to the inaccessibility of mirrors. Working with Linux is relatively new to me, so I was very happy to find this thread on the OpenMandriva forum. The instructions for updating the mirrors helped me solve the problem and get access to the updates. Of course, it wasn’t the easiest process, but I was pleased that I was able to solve the problem.

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@KeithLaster Hello, welcome to OpenMandriva forum.
Thanks for your nice feedback. Very much appreciated.

The OM Mirrorbits manager has been very reliable. This incident was unusual something that had not happened before. We used it to learn from and have made some changes to make something like this less likely. To say something will never go down, well, we can’t and no one should.

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