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#1 2024-01-12 22:10:58

antarctic
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[Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

I tried to install arch linux in a qemu vm and when booting archiso I get the following error: Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...
https://ibb.co/dpG321y

I tried to start reflector.service but when I try that I get the error: job for reflector.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
https://ibb.co/vqSwWjZ

I also tried to google but didn't find anything that helped me

Last edited by antarctic (2024-01-14 16:42:42)

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#2 2024-01-12 22:14:30

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Please do not post images of text - just post the text in code tags.

Then follow the guidance in the last line of the error message and provide the output from the journal here.

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#3 2024-01-12 22:19:37

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Trilby wrote:

Please do not post images of text - just post the text in code tags.

Then follow the guidance in the last line of the error message and provide the output from the journal here.

archiso systemd[1]: Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...
Subject: A start job for unit reflector.service has failed
Definded-By: systemd
Support: https://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/l … temd-devel

A start job for unit reflector.service has finished with a failure.

The job identifier is 5414 and the job result is failed

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#4 2024-01-13 02:33:58

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Oh... sorry - that's not nearly as useful as I thought it would be.  That appears to be the proper journalctl output, but I was expecting an actual error message from reflector.

What happens if you try to run reflector manually, e.g.:

reflector @/etc/xdg/reflector/reflector.conf

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#5 2024-01-14 13:34:36

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Trilby wrote:

Oh... sorry - that's not nearly as useful as I thought it would be.  That appears to be the proper journalctl output, but I was expecting an actual error message from reflector.

What happens if you try to run reflector manually, e.g.:

reflector @/etc/xdg/reflector/reflector.conf
error: failed to retrieve mirrorstatus data: URLError: <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>              :(

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#6 2024-01-14 14:25:07

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Are you actually connected?

ping -c3 google.com
ping -c3 8.8.8.8

How have you configured the VM?

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#7 2024-01-14 15:35:09

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Are you actually connected?

ping -c3 google.com
ping -c3 8.8.8.8

How have you configured the VM?


Ping works.

Arch Linux ISO in virt-manager/qemu, Virtual Network 'default' : NAT

I use a TP Link TL-WN823N USB Wifi Adapter in my pc. maybe that is the reason why it don't work??

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#8 2024-01-14 15:46:07

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

antarctic wrote:

error: failed to retrieve mirrorstatus data: URLError: <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>              sad

curl -vL 'https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/json/' > /dev/null

You might generally see whether it works™, but you're not gonna be able to paraphrase that.

curl -vL 'https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/json/' > /dev/null 2>/tmp/curl.log

will dump the traffic data into /tmp/curl.log and you'll have to share that file.

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#9 2024-01-14 16:15:53

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

seth wrote:
antarctic wrote:

error: failed to retrieve mirrorstatus data: URLError: <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name or service not known>              sad

curl -vL 'https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/json/' > /dev/null

You might generally see whether it works™, but you're not gonna be able to paraphrase that.

curl -vL 'https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/json/' > /dev/null 2>/tmp/curl.log

will dump the traffic data into /tmp/curl.log and you'll have to share that file.

I can't copy the whole text and paste it here but I get this:

* Could not resolve host: archlinux.org* Closing connection
curl: (6) Could not resolve host: archlinux.org

Last edited by antarctic (2024-01-14 16:17:35)

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#10 2024-01-14 16:19:55

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

I can't copy the whole text and paste it here but I get this:

Of course you can: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakernet
That's the whole point of redirecting the output to a file.

"could not resovle host" means that "ping -c3 8.8.8.8" worked but "ping -c3 google.com" did actually *not*?
In general we'll need the actual data from the system, not your vague rendition of what you think is relevant.

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#11 2024-01-14 16:32:04

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

seth wrote:

I can't copy the whole text and paste it here but I get this:

Of course you can: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sneakernet
That's the whole point of redirecting the output to a file.

"could not resovle host" means that "ping -c3 8.8.8.8" worked but "ping -c3 google.com" did actually *not*?
In general we'll need the actual data from the system, not your vague rendition of what you think is relevant.

Sorry...
This morning the google.com ping worked but now I tried it again and it actually doesn't work anymore. only the 8.8.8.8 ping.
I get the error:

 ping: google.com: Name or service not known 

Output of curl -vL 'https://archlinux.org/mirrors/status/json/' > /dev/null

   % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
  0     0    0     0    0     0      0      0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:--     0* Could not resolve host: archlinux.org
* Closing connection
curl: (6) Could not resolve host: archlinux.org 

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#12 2024-01-14 16:38:20

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Try

# rm /etc/resolv.conf
# echo 'nameserver 1.1.1.1' > /etc/resolv.conf
# systemctl start reflector

Looks like systemd-resolved isn't working properly.

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#13 2024-01-14 16:41:42

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Re: [Solved] Failed to start Refresh Pacman mirrorlist with Reflector...

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Try

# rm /etc/resolv.conf
# echo 'nameserver 1.1.1.1' > /etc/resolv.conf
# systemctl start reflector

Looks like systemd-resolved isn't working properly.

nameserver 1.1.1.1 didn't work but 8.8.8.8 worked perfect!
Thank you so much!!!

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