Reflector errors in the new system

Hello, I’m new to Linux. I have a reflector problem. I just installed the system, I update the repositories, an error is written. Tried to add something - it’s useless. Also, when installing the system, a window popped up with the choice of the Internet r8168 and r8169 (by default). I chose the default, but I also chose a different meaning 0. Perhaps something will not be clear. Sorry, I know English very bad. Help please, because the distribution kit is gorgeous!!!


Снимок экрана от 2022-06-21 21-39-39

Could be an issue with the Russian mirrors (they may be down). I’d uncheck Russia for now and check a different country that is close to your location, like Belarus, Latvia or Estonia maybe, the download mirror speeds should be okay for most fast connections I think.

Yes, that’s probably the point, it’s a shame. It turned out to put Kazakhstan. Will the speed be very different? Or is it better to put the world?

As far as I am aware, it is not recommended to use the “worldwide” but I would simply use only the countries nearest to you. Anyone else may chime in that knows otherwise of course.

Thanks, I hope this gets resolved soon. Good luck!)))

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that’s strange, there are 5 russian https mirror servers available.

Russia_mirrorlist_screen

https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/

Have you tested it on reflector yet? When I run reflector and select only Russia like OP, reflector returns the exact same error as OP.

Screenshot from 2022-06-21 15-19-48

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I tested it and it works for me :man_shrugging:

Hmm… Then what’s the problem…

Just did a re-test and now I successfully get 1 mirror, which isn’t ideal though:

Might just have to check it again in a couple hours or wait a day or two to see if all the mirrors come back. It’s common for some mirrors to go down, but not typically a whole host country to go down for extended periods of time.

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Also @spikeletx in case you haven’t already done so, it’s a good idea to always refresh your system after running reflector so your mirrorlist is up to date:

Simply run the following command anytime after you’ve used reflector. General practice is to run reflector once a month or as needed:

yay -Syyu

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@spikeletx sorry i forget, welcome to the forum :slight_smile: :purple_heart:

Yes thank you. Yandex also appeared, but one. Updated the system, but also. It’s enough for me. Therefore, it’s good. One thing is strange, the new system has just been installed. So I hope that the problem will be solved soon. Thank you!)))

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Sorry, this is probably off topic. But how to update the system safely? Here comes an update how long to wait so that nothing flies. And what is more stable Kde or Gnome? I just heard that KDE settings are being reset. What do you think?

It really comes down to the apps you use and if you prefer the GTK or Qt toolkit more. Objectively, both DE’s accomplish similar goals, but how they go about that varies. Getting into a DE debate has been discussed a lot here in the past, so you may search the forums for other posts about it with the search button in the top right of this website to find more.

For now I would just stick with the DE that you are currently using to become more familiar with EndeavourOS and it’s Arch base. And overtime you can decide if you really want to change DE or not.

To update safely, you’d want to also have your data backed up anytime you do, with something like timeshift or snapper for your system and something like Deja Dup or Pika Backup for your documents/photos/music/etc.

It’s recommended to update once a week with sudo pacman -Syu or yay (both accomplish the same thing, yay also checks any updates in the AUR, while pacman does not, so most users will use yay to update). You can update daily as well, or once a month if you want to, but most common is people will update about once a week.

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Thank you very much! Good luck!!!)))

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I tested it again and got an error message.
reflector_screen

then I manually added a few servers and it works.

[pycrk@ovoEnd ~]$ cat /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
################################################################################
################# Arch Linux mirrorlist generated by Nano/manual #################
################################################################################


## Russia
Server = https://mirror.kamtv.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch

## Russia
Server = https://mirror.yandex.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch

## Russia
Server = https://mirror.truenetwork.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch

## Russia
Server = https://mirror.nw-sys.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
                                                                                                                                                                                             
## Russia                                                                                                                                                                                    
Server = https://mirror.surf/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
[pycrk@ovoEnd ~]$ 

[pycrk@ovoEnd ~]$ rankmirrors -n 0 -t -v /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
Querying servers. This may take some time...
https://mirror.kamtv.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch ... 2.844389
https://mirror.yandex.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch ... 0.651022
https://mirror.truenetwork.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch ... 1.130105
https://mirror.nw-sys.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch ... unreachable
https://mirror.surf/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch ... 0.946175

 Servers sorted by time (seconds):
https://mirror.yandex.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch : 0.651022
https://mirror.surf/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch : 0.946175
https://mirror.truenetwork.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch : 1.130105
https://mirror.kamtv.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch : 2.844389
https://mirror.nw-sys.ru/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch : unreachable
[pycrk@ovoEnd ~]$ 

I would suggest looking at 3(a)

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Why should we avoid worldwide :globe_with_meridians: mirror ?

I am not aware of the reason.

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