Update check says "Cannot fetch updates"

Since running that last raft of updates, every time I choose Update in the Welcome app, I get this error.

After closing it, I hit the update burron again and it syncronizes without any errors.


Has anyone else noticed this, or do you think it was a connection issue? There was streaming video running, so know the INternet is good.

There must be an issue with the mirrors. Can you use reflector to generate mirrorlist again?


Here is my mirrorlist https://clbin.com/599xj which I have fine tuned so I don’t get a bunch of errors, as I did with the default reflector configuration.

Can you run it again today? I see that its 4 days old

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No, I created the mirrorlist 10 April and use the same one. I am not in the US, but this is the sytnax that gives me best speed as you can see.

When: 2022-04-10 14:43:42 UTC

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

Retrieved: 2022-04-10 14:43:42 UTC

Last Check: 2022-04-10 14:35:47 UTC

Here I am running the mirrorlist I saved. Noticed it finished with an error.

$ reflector --verbose -c US --protocol https --sort rate --latest 20 -f 20 -n 20 --download-timeout 30 --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
[2022-05-14 15:03:54] INFO: rating 20 mirror(s) by download speed
[2022-05-14 15:03:54] INFO: Server Rate Time
[2022-05-14 15:04:02] INFO: https://arch.mirror.constant.com/ 873.21 KiB/s 7.75 s
[2022-05-14 15:04:10] INFO: https://america.mirror.pkgbuild.com/ 922.84 KiB/s 7.33 s
[2022-05-14 15:04:19] INFO: https://archlinux.qern-industries.pw/ 798.24 KiB/s 8.47 s
[2022-05-14 15:04:43] INFO: https://mirror.lty.me/archlinux/ 299.46 KiB/s 22.59 s
[2022-05-14 15:04:57] INFO: https://arlm.tyzoid.com/ 502.05 KiB/s 13.47 s
[2022-05-14 15:04:57] WARNING: failed to rate http(s) download (https://mirror.theash.xyz/arch/community/os/x86_64/community.db): HTTP Error 403: Forbidden
[2022-05-14 15:04:57] INFO: https://mirror.theash.xyz/arch/ 0.00 KiB/s 0.00 s
[2022-05-14 15:05:06] INFO: https://mirror.hackingand.coffee/arch/ 907.53 KiB/s 7.45 s
[2022-05-14 15:05:06] WARNING: failed to rate http(s) download (https://mirror.tmmworkshop.com/archlinux/community/os/x86_64/community.db): HTTP Error 403: Forbidden
[2022-05-14 15:05:06] INFO: https://mirror.tmmworkshop.com/archlinux/ 0.00 KiB/s 0.00 s
[2022-05-14 15:05:26] INFO: https://mirrors.lug.mtu.edu/archlinux/ 341.17 KiB/s 19.83 s
[2022-05-14 15:05:52] INFO: https://dfw.mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/ 270.64 KiB/s 24.99 s
[2022-05-14 15:06:23] INFO: https://iad.mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/ 226.18 KiB/s 29.91 s
[2022-05-14 15:06:42] INFO: https://ord.mirror.rackspace.com/archlinux/ 369.87 KiB/s 18.29 s
[2022-05-14 15:07:06] INFO: https://repo.ialab.dsu.edu/archlinux/ 335.59 KiB/s 20.16 s
[2022-05-14 15:07:15] INFO: https://arch.hu.fo/archlinux/ 809.42 KiB/s 8.36 s
[2022-05-14 15:07:24] INFO: https://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/archlinux/ 903.31 KiB/s 7.49 s
[2022-05-14 15:07:34] INFO: https://zxcvfdsa.com/arch/ 741.69 KiB/s 9.12 s
[2022-05-14 15:07:51] INFO: https://mirror.sfo12.us.leaseweb.net/archlinux/ 399.54 KiB/s 16.93 s
[2022-05-14 15:08:00] INFO: https://mirrors.rit.edu/archlinux/ 863.67 KiB/s 7.83 s
[2022-05-14 15:08:08] INFO: https://mirrors.xtom.com/archlinux/ 913.39 KiB/s 7.41 s
[2022-05-14 15:08:18] INFO: https://archmirror1.octyl.net/ 732.49 KiB/s 9.23 s
error: Permission denied
[michael@eos-22 ~]$

I am not concerned about it, but here i is.

I just put this here if someone find it useful:




The only time this ever happens to me is when i first boot the computer and the welcome screen comes up. If i am too quick to check for updates i get the same. You have to give it a second after booting to connect & then it’s fine. Never had this happen by just checking for updates if the computer has been running.


That has been my experience too. I just rebooted and did upgrade which gave me the usual

So I think you are right. I will try what you said and get report the results.
I’m too curious :wink:

The best practice is , after booting, to just wait for the eos-update-notifier to come on

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If I were me I’d probably do this, especially if there’s an issue with any of the other options. Go back to the basics.


Yes I noticed it only happens on boot.

So I tried that and can can confirm the same.

Thanks Rick :partying_face: I am happy again.

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Also, I am aware the package maintainer need to fix the libpdfium-nojs package and am ignoring it.

But, looking at the update output: What if anything can I do about the firefox and gnome text editor warnings from the AUR?


ERROR: Cannot fetch updates

comes from the checkupdates program (from package pacman-contrib) when there is a problem like some other program also trying to fetch updates at the same time.

There’s not much that can be done other than let the other program finish, or wait a bit.


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