What is the endeavouros-mirrorlist good for?

When I was editing a mirrorlist.pacnew today, I noticed an eneavouros-mirrorlist in /etc/pacman.d/ for the first time. It is next to the mirrorlist, which is also up to date (thanks to Reflector simple). Judging by the content, it contains mirrors that were relevant after the new installation. Is this list still necessary?

You will want to keep that :hugs: You also have an extra repository for EndeavourOS. That is where all the goodies come from :enos_flag:


And how is that updated? Not together with the usual mirrorlist?

Look in the /etc/pacman.conf file. You will see a section like this:

#Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

#Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Include = /etc/pacman.d/endeavouros-mirrorlist

This lists the mirrors to be included. In this case [testing] and [community-testing] are commented out (# in front of the line) and not used.
The rest are NOT commented out and are used, including [endeavouros] which contains the path for endeavouros-mirrorlist.

Then when you update using pacman it checks all the mirrors Included in the pacman.conf file. You will see something like this:

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 endeavouros is up to date

As shown, the endeavouros mirrors are listed.

Then pacman checks to see what EndeavourOS specific packages are out of date and needs updating using an endeavouros mirror. Which will contain a list of packages that looks like this:

If you want to use any of the EndeavourOS packages listed above, you need to have the endeavouos-mirrorlist listed in pacman.conf
If one does not want any EndeavourOS packages :scream: they can comment out the pacman.conf listing for EndavourOS. OR if someone wants to use the testing repos, uncomment those entries in pacman.conf.




@Pudge Thanks for the good explanation!


And ranking the endeavouros mirrors is not needed as we do not have 233 ones, it could be someday needed :wink:


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