Mirror Check Service unreliable


Mirror Check Service obscure available [Stable Update] 2021-07-28

Germany still reports last sync: Early this morning: 00:05, 02:15, 07:25
What kind of hh:mm is this?

Around 09:00 today I did a refresh databases and got just one update:
upgraded mhwd-db (0.6.5-10 → 0.6.5-14)

At 15:50 refreshed again and got the full update (no problems btw, thnk u).
Looking at the (mirror-sync) time, I should not get anything at 15:50, right?

Where did the updates come from?

Content /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist : ## Country : Germany

Did you see there is a new Stable Update Announcement thread?

of course I did and followed the advise “Check if your mirror has already synced:”

Looks like Last sync is not the time of the day,
so I guess Mirror Check Service is reliable

I’m marking this thread as solved based on the above. Removing the [Solved] mark from the topic title as well.

For future threads that you resolve by yourself, you can do so by clicking on the “hamburger” (similar to the Ellipsis mark) icon at the bottom of the post (except for the OP.). The solution option should be hidden there. Thanks!

ok, thanks for your help.

You are quite right - the last sync property is the timespan since the mirror last syncronized - expressed as hh:mm - pacman-mirrors uses these data when you run

pacman-mirrors --status

One thing to observe is - if you have visited the webpage before - it is most likely cached and you have to reload the page to ensure you are not seeing an old version.

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