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hobnob1
17th November 2017, 02:50 PM
Hello,

I have not seen any updates for Fedora 25/26 since end of October. The update system (https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/?releases=F25&status=stable) reports a lot of new packages but download sites like https://archive.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/updates/25/x86_64/ do not show them.

E.g. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2017-cafcdbdde5 says that kernel-4.13.8 has been pushed to stable 22 days ago, but public mirrors still contain kernel-4.13.5.

Is there something stuck or has the update system been changed?

nonamedotc
17th November 2017, 03:01 PM
I do not know if archive.fpo is a good site.

But, look at this mirror - http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/fedora/linux/updates/26/x86_64/Packages

Two relatively new pacakges -

keepassxc-2.2.2-1.fc26.x86_64.rpm 2017-10-30 19:04 3.5M
kernel-4.13.12-200.fc26.x86_64.rpm 2017-11-08 17:20 65K

Try updating using dnf like this and see if you get updates -


dnf upgrade --refresh

William Haller
17th November 2017, 03:27 PM
Mirrors may be allocating resources to the F27 launch as well. A slowdown of updates that you see right before a new Fedora launch does happen from time to time.

hobnob1
17th November 2017, 05:48 PM
Mirrors may be allocating resources to the F27 launch as well. A slowdown of updates that you see right before a new Fedora launch does happen from time to time.

But major mirrors like http://mirrors.kernel.org/ or the Fedora download site itself (https://dl.fedoraproject.org) do not have new updates for nearly a month. This does not look as expected.

hobnob1
17th November 2017, 05:48 PM
[QUOTE=nonamedotc;1798089]I do not know if archive.fpo is a good site.

But, look at this mirror - http://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/fedora/linux/updates/26/x86_64/Packages

Two relatively new pacakges -
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but not for Fedora 25. Nothing new since Oct 25...

nonamedotc
17th November 2017, 07:36 PM
Remember, F25 will be EOL in a month or so.

William Haller
18th November 2017, 06:04 PM
I agree that something seems fishy. We have updates on our local company mirror that go up to Oct 18, and then the few that I manually pulled to get a more recent kernel that would upgrade from the F25 kernel we were using. We stay one release behind the leading edge, so since F25 will be going EOL it was time to move to F26. The only possibility that I can think of is that somebody decided to freeze the pushes of F26 packages out to the mirrors at a point where they new they had a tested F26 to F27 upgrade path that would work and are waiting till the F27 upgrade is done by most people before releasing the updates again.

There also seems to be a change in the mirror layout that is happening, so that could be affecting things as well. Perhaps the new packages are being put in a new spot that the .repo files aren't finding. Several mirrors have a normal updates directory with rpm's in it and a Packages directory below that, also with rpms in them.

William Haller
22nd November 2017, 03:53 PM
In our case, it was indeed an issue with the files appearing in both the top level and Packages directory on some mirrors. We had restricted the Packages/ subdirectory since it appeared to have duplicates of the main directory. It appears that is where the new packages are going. We removed the restriction and the mirror manager we used downloaded the files we didn't already have in the main directory, so there are updates again.