Update: download.opensuse.org is back up, OBS and mirrors are resyncing
After receiving a new disk array, and restoring backups onto it, download.opensuse.org is back up. Â The openSUSE Build Service is currently syncing all its repos to it, and then a full mirror rescan will be carried out so that the latest software is on all the mirrors that download redirects to. The temporary redirection has been removed. Â The outage is to be discussed at today’s openSUSE Project Meeting.
It’s going to be a quiet May 1 for openSUSE users and contributors, due to a rare two-disk failure on download.opensuse.org, the central site for accessing openSUSE distribution releases and packages. Â To work-around the failure, temporarily change your repository URLs using YaST Software Repositories or zypper (or edit the files in /etc/zypp/repos.d) to a nearby mirror. Â Normally, requests to download.opensuse.org are redirected automatically to a mirror by the Mirrorbrain software running there. Â On Monday, the disk hardware on download failed beyond the level its redundancy is designed to handle. Â We are working to restore the system as soon as possible, and will post updates as soon as we have more information.