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Dear All,

My apologies for asking my question on less appropriate list. I did ask it on, but that list is really low traffic (and slow response probably – I only got acknowledgement of my post…). On the other hand, I’m sure there are many public mirror maintainers on this list who may help me with my trouble.

Upon replacing faulty machine hosting public mirrors I have noticed that I
can not rsync CentOS (all other mirrors do rsync happily as they did on failed box). I probably have missed some announcement, so my apologies for asking what I should know already myself.

Which higher tier mirror should I use to rsync CentOS from (including DVDs) to public mirror I maintain?

I use probably outdated source to rsync from. Namely, here is my rsync line (in longer cron job):

rsync -aqH –exclude .~tmp~/ –exclude .~tmp~ –delete\ /data/mirror/CentOS

– and I’m getting the following error:

@ERROR: Unknown module ‘CentOS-incdvd’

I also tried what CentOS public mirror wiki suggests, and get similar error:

rsync -aqH –exclude .~tmp~/ –exclude .~tmp~ –delete\ /data/mirror/CentOS

@ERROR: Unknown module ‘CentOS’

Independent on this error I also have a bit strange answer in DNS
resolution of

# host has address
Host not found: 2(SERVFAIL)

I would appreciate any help or pointers.

Thanks a lot in advance for all your answers!


Valeri Galtsev Sr System Administrator Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics University of Chicago Phone: 773-702-4247

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    Answered on the appropriate mailing already :-)