Could not retrieve mirrorlist


Just downloaded and installed newest distro. Went to install some other packages I needed, and now getting this:

Could not retrieve mirrorlist$dist&staging=$staging error was
12: Timeout on$dist&staging=$staging: (28, ‘Connection timed out after 30001 milliseconds’)

Ping returns:

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=1 ttl=49 time=49.1 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=2 ttl=49 time=48.7 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=3 ttl=49 time=48.7 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=4 ttl=49 time=48.8 ms
64 bytes from ( icmp_seq=5 ttl=49 time=48.7 ms

(Itzik) #2

Whats the output of:

curl "$dist&staging=$staging"


curl: (7) Failed connect to; Connection timed out

(Itzik) #4

You either have a network issue, or blocked/banned from accessing the mirror server.

This is what I get:

[root@yplab ~]# curl "$dist&staging=$staging"

(Jared Busch) #5

Same for me.

And likely related to his other issues.


I showed a ping which means it is not blocked, and another is complaining about the same issue.


if you can ‘ping’ it it means that icmp is not blocked, but in this case you need tcp/80 (for http) not
to be blocked also

iptables -L -n

shows your firewall ‘rules’, ‘80’ needs to be open to and from the destination


The A hole in charge of the fire wall was saying “not blocking” but really was.


‘A holes’ that are blocking need a liberal dose of castor oil or fiber :wink:

(Lorne Gaetz) #10

Big fan of fiber-to-the-home here, really speeds things up.


like ‘sh1t off a chrome shovel’ :slight_smile:


You might also need 443 similarly open as the mirrors ‘are moving’/‘should be moved’ to https.


Yeah, I will let him know. Thanks for the tips and help.

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