Failed retrieving file 'chaotic-aur.db' from geo-mirror.chaotic.cx

Hi this is an annoying error when i install something or just update my system with sudo pacman -Syu
My take to the problem
I have a weird solution to this but i thought about taking advice about it.
I removed this mirror that is causing problems and the error message stops but I didn't think as a good solution instead i want to know what is causing this problem

[email protected] ~]$ sudo pacman -Syu
[sudo] password for hardikbharti:
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 chaotic-aur is up to date
error: failed retrieving file 'chaotic-aur.db' from geo-mirror.chaotic.cx : Resolving timed out after 10000 milliseconds
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace github-desktop-bin with chaotic-aur/github-desktop? [Y/n] n
 there is nothing to do

this is my garuda-inxi output

[[email protected] ~]$ garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 5.15.35-1-lts arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.2.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-lts
    root=UUID=210e1fa9-76c2-4c32-9dcb-132d5ebcc983 rw [email protected]
    quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    resume=UUID=0161a030-ea7c-4f1e-959b-3d0adce3b787 loglevel=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.16.0 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.16.1 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.30.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 790 v: 01
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 15 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0D28YY v: A02 serial: <superuser required> BIOS: Dell
    v: A22 date: 07/03/2018
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i5-2300 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Sandy Bridge
    family: 6 model-id: 0x2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 0x2F
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 256 KiB
    desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB L3: 6 MiB
    desc: 1x6 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 2070 high: 2993 min/max: 1600/3100 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 2993 2: 1694 3: 1997
    4: 1597 bogomips: 22350
  Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled
  Type: l1tf
    mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: spec_store_bypass
    mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
    vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: VGA-1
    empty: DP-1,HDMI-A-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0102 class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Jieli USB PHY 2.0 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 2-1.4:4 chip-ID: 1224:2a25 class-ID: 0102
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.3 compositor: xfwm v: 4.16.1 driver:
    X: loaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,intel,vesa gpu: i915
    display-ID: :0.0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.21x7.99")
    s-diag: 414mm (16.31")
  Monitor-1: VGA-1 model: Dell E1914H serial: <filter> built: 2013
    res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 85 gamma: 1.2 size: 410x230mm (16.14x9.06")
    diag: 470mm (18.5") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1366x768 min: 720x400
  Message: Unable to show GL data. Required tool glxinfo missing.
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
    vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
    chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: Jieli USB PHY 2.0 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 2-1.4:4 chip-ID: 1224:2a25 class-ID: 0102
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.35-1-lts running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.51 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e
    v: kernel port: 3080 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1502 class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 465.76 GiB used: 12.05 GiB (2.6%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST3500312CS
    size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 1.5 Gb/s
    type: HDD rpm: 5900 serial: <filter> rev: SC13 scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 457.59 GiB size: 457.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 12.05 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-2: /home raw-size: 457.59 GiB size: 457.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 12.05 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 457.59 GiB size: 457.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 12.05 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 457.59 GiB size: 457.59 GiB (100.00%)
    used: 12.05 GiB (2.6%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.71 GiB used: 491.5 MiB (12.9%)
    priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
  ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 8.16 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 223 Uptime: 24m wakeups: 0 Memory: 3.71 GiB
  used: 1.71 GiB (46.0%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
  gcc: 11.2.0 Packages: pacman: 1295 lib: 332 Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16
  running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.15
Garuda (2.6.2-1):
  System install date:     2022-04-30
  Last full system update: 2022-04-30 ↻
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
  Snapshots:               Snapper
  Failed units:            bluetooth-autoconnect.service

ik my pc is trash don't need to remind lol

Have you tried updating with garuda-update instead?

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And use Y

Next time use forum search first.

Done.

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i am not talking about the github i am talking about the chaotic-aur.db problem

It happens from time to time that servers are not online.
The app/data was obtained from another server.

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so should i just go on and delete that specific mirror?

also this is my garuda update output

:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community                 6.6 MiB  1640 KiB/s 00:04 [----------------------------] 100%
 multilib is up to date
 chaotic-aur            1744.8 KiB  1479 KiB/s 00:01 [----------------------------] 100%
error: failed retrieving file 'chaotic-aur.db' from geo-mirror.chaotic.cx : Resolving timed out after 10000 milliseconds

--> Refreshing mirrorlists using rate-mirrors, please be patient..
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core                    156.0 KiB   709 KiB/s 00:00 [----------------------------] 100%
 extra                  1700.4 KiB  1043 KiB/s 00:02 [----------------------------] 100%
 community                 6.6 MiB  4.39 MiB/s 00:02 [----------------------------] 100%
 multilib                175.9 KiB   765 KiB/s 00:00 [----------------------------] 100%
 chaotic-aur            1744.8 KiB  1601 KiB/s 00:01 [----------------------------] 100%
error: failed retrieving file 'chaotic-aur.db' from geo-mirror.chaotic.cx : Resolving timed out after 10000 milliseconds
spawn pacman -Su
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace github-desktop-bin with chaotic-aur/github-desktop? [Y/n] y
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (4) gconf-3.2.6+11+g07808097-10  github-desktop-3.0.0-1
             github-desktop-bin-3.0.0_linux1-1 [removal]  thunar-4.16.11-2

Total Download Size:   100.42 MiB
Total Installed Size:  263.00 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:        6.59 MiB

 gconf-3.2.6+11+g07...  1261.1 KiB   246 KiB/s 00:05 [----------------------------] 100%
 github-desktop-3.0...    98.0 MiB   563 KiB/s 02:58 [----------------------------] 100%
 Total (3/3)             100.4 MiB   530 KiB/s 03:14 [----------------------------] 100%
error: failed retrieving file 'gconf-3.2.6+11+g07808097-10-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst' from geo-mirror.chaotic.cx : Resolving timed out after 10000 milliseconds
error: failed retrieving file 'github-desktop-3.0.0-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst' from geo-mirror.chaotic.cx : Connection time-out
(3/3) checking keys in keyring                       [----------------------------] 100%
(3/3) checking package integrity                     [----------------------------] 100%
(3/3) loading package files                          [----------------------------] 100%
(3/3) checking for file conflicts                    [----------------------------] 100%
(4/4) checking available disk space                  [----------------------------] 100%
:: Running pre-transaction hooks...
(1/1) Performing snapper pre snapshots for the following configurations...
==> root: 9
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) removing github-desktop-bin                    [----------------------------] 100%
(1/3) installing gconf                               [----------------------------] 100%
(2/3) installing github-desktop                      [----------------------------] 100%
Optional dependencies for github-desktop
    github-cli: CLI interface for GitHub
    hub: CLI interface for GitHub
(3/3) upgrading thunar                               [----------------------------] 100%
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
( 1/10) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
( 2/10) Reloading system bus configuration...
( 3/10) Foreign/AUR package notification
badlion-client 3.8.0-1
( 4/10) Updating GIO module cache...
( 5/10) Updating icon theme caches...
( 6/10) Orphaned package notification...
=> No orphans found.
( 7/10) Checking for .pacnew and .pacsave files...
( 8/10) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...
( 9/10) Performing snapper post snapshots for the following configurations...
==> root: 10
(10/10) Syncing all file systems...

Checking for plugin updates
Nothing to install / update

System updated! 🐧

Done.


No need to delete the mirror.

one last thing
my swappiness is 133 is that normal?

Yes it is.

No. Just keep it as is. This can happen from time to time for unknown reasons. Just ignore it. geo-mirror will be your fastest mirror usually.

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