problems with rsync (emerge --sync)
On Thursday 03 June 2010 19:55:29 walt wrote:
> On 06/03/2010 05:43 AM, Rod wrote:
> > Hi, has anyone had this problem with trying to update the database for
> > portage?
> > It was doing this a while ago, then it stopped (I don't know why) now its
> > doing it again..
> > # emerge --sync
> > >>> Starting rsync with rsync://126.96.36.199/gentoo-portage...
> > >>> Checking server timestamp ...
> > timed out
> If you don't specify a list of mirrors you want, portage will rotate
> randomly through its list. You'll probably get better results if you pick
> a handful of servers that are close to you and not overloaded. Emerge
> mirrorselect and see if you can get better servers.
I'm also getting this. Initially I thought that DNS could not resolve for
some ISP related reason, but it is more involved than that. It seems like a
$SYNC not a $GENTOO_MIRRORS problem.
I changed the rsync.europe.gentoo.org to rsync.de.gentoo.org and rsync worked.
So, could it be that something is wrong with the way the rsync rsync.europe
mirrors are meant to be rotated?