Pacman-mirrors

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Pacman-Mirrors

Pacman-mirrors is a Manjaro specific utility for generating and maintaining the system mirrorlist. This article covers current version 4.x. Pacman-mirrors uses the information available on the Mirrorservice

Purpose

Manjaro uses pacman for system maintenance, updates and new installs. For pacman to function, a list of servers, or more commonly known as mirrors, with Manjaro software packages is required. As Manjaro has many mirrors all over the world it is feasible to use the mirrors closest to your location and preferably also up-to-date.

Use

For most functions, a working internet connection is required. From v4, Pacman-Mirrors will check if network is online. It is doing so by querying some generic websites. The sites are chosen due to their general avaiability.

  1. wikipedia.org
  2. github.com
  3. bitbucket.org

The app is run by an ordinary user with superuser rights from the console and when no arguments are given it will display a usage description as if -h had been given.

$ sudo pacman-mirrors

Exactly how the app generates the mirrorlist is controlled by supplying arguments on the commandline.

IMPORTANT

Tip: Every run of pacman-mirrors requires you to syncronize your database and update your system.
$ sudo pacman -Syyu

If you fail to do so, the issue/s which had you make change might not be solved. Furthermore you might run into partial-updated scenario which can cause havoc in your system. For more detailed information on how pacman works you can read up on the Archlinux Wiki

TL:DR - Samples please

All commands uses the available mirror pool.
The mirror pool can be the default full mirror pool or a customized mirror pool.
Commands for info do not require superuser - changing systemfiles do.
All samples are using the long name version of the argument. For short versions have a look at the man page or the usage command

Commands giving information

Man page

man pacman-mirrors

Help on usage

pacman-mirrors --help

Version

pacman-mirrors --version

List available countries

In default mirror pool

pacman-mirrors --country-list

In custom mirror pool

pacman-mirrors --country-config

What branch am I on

pacman-mirrors --get-branch

Commands using defaults

Create a mirrorlist

sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack && sudo pacman -Syyu

Limit to 5 mirrors

An optional number can be supplied to limit the number of mirrors in the mirrorlist

sudo pacman-mirrors --fasttrack 5 && sudo pacman -Syyu

Mirrors for your country only

Not all countries have mirrors, if geoip returns a country not in the pool all mirrors will be used.

sudo pacman-mirrors --geoip && sudo pacman -Syyu

Commands customizing the mirror pool

You can customize the mirror pool to your preference. BUT Don't limit yourself too much as pacman-mirrors only writes up-to-date mirrors to your mirrorlist.

Customize mirror pool by countries

sudo pacman-mirrors --country Germany,France,Austria && sudo pacman -Syyu

Customize mirror pool by interactive selection

Using the --default will list all available mirrors and procotols in a gui windows allowing to sort the columns and interactively select according to your preferences.

sudo pacman-mirrors --interactive --default && sudo pacman -Syyu

When you save your selection a custom mirror pool is created and will serve as your mirror pool.

Use specific protocols (prioritized)

sudo pacman-mirrors --api --protocol https,http && sudo pacman -Syyu

Switch branch to unstable and use German mirrors

sudo pacman-mirrors --country Germany --api --set-branch unstable && sudo pacman -Syyu

Switch branch and use German mirrors with https

sudo pacman-mirrors --country Germany --api --set-branch unstable --protocol https && sudo pacman -Syyu

Reset

You will come to a point where you want to reset to defaults

sudo pacman --country all --api --protocols all --setbranch stable && pacman -Syyu

Overview

Available arguments

All available arguments can be viewed by unfolding this block

~ >>> pacman-mirrors -h                                                                  
Version 4.9.0
USAGE:
 pacman-mirrors [-h] [-f [NUMBER]] [-i [-d]] [-m METHOD]
		[-c COUNTRY [COUNTRY...] | [--geoip]]
		[-l] [-lc] [-q] [-s] [-t SECONDS] [-v] [-n]
		[--api] [-S/-B BRANCH] [-p PREFIX]
			[-P PROTO [PROTO...]] [-R] [-U URL]

METHODS:
  -i, --interactive     Generate custom mirrorlist
  -f, --fasttrack [NUMBER]
                        Generate mirrorlist with a number of up-to-date
                        mirrors. Overrides : --geoip, --method
  -c, --country COUNTRY [COUNTRY ...]
                        Comma separated list of countries, from which mirrors
                        will be used
  -g, --geoip           Get current country using geolocation

API:
  -a, --api             [-p PREFIX][-R][-S/-B|-G BRANCH][-P PROTO [PROTO ...]]
  -S, -B, --set-branch {stable,testing,unstable}
                        API: Replace branch in configuration
  -p, --prefix PREFIX   API: Set prefix to : $mnt | /mnt/install
  -P, --proto, --protocols {all,http,https,ftp,ftps} [{all,http,https,ftp,ftps} ...]
                        API: Replace protocols in configuration
  -R, --re-branch       API: Replace branch in mirrorlist
  -U, --url URL         API: Replace mirror url in mirrorlist

MISC:
  -G, --get-branch      Return branch from configuration
  -d, --default         INTERACTIVE: Load default mirror file
  -h, --help
  -l, --list, --country-list
                        List all available countries
  -lc, --country-config
                        lists configured mirror countries
  -m, --method {rank,random}
                        Generation method
  -n, --no-mirrorlist   Use to skip generation of mirrorlist
  -q, --quiet           Quiet mode - less verbose output
  -s, --no-status       Ignore mirror branch status
  -t, --timeout SECONDS
                        Maximum waiting time for server response
  -v, --version         Print the pacman-mirrors version

Files used by pacman-mirrors

File: /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf (sample - can be changed by pacman-mirrors api commands)

To view the content of a default configuration - click the link to the right --->

~ >>> cat /usr/share/pacman-mirrors/mirrors.json                                                                                                                                     
    ##
    ## /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
    ##

    ## Branch Pacman should use (stable, testing, unstable)
    # Branch = stable

    ## Generation method
    ## 1) rank   - rank mirrors depending on their access time
    ## 2) random - randomly generate the output mirrorlist
    # Method = rank

    ## Define protocols and priority
    ##   separated by comma 'https,http' or 'http,https'
    ## ATM available protocols are: http, https, ftp
    ## Not specifying a protocol will ban the protocol from being used
    ## If a mirror has more than one protocol defined only the first is written to the mirrorlist
    ## Empty means all in reversed alphabetic order
    # Protocols =

    ## When set to False - all certificates are accepted.
    ## Use only if you fully trust all ssl-enabled mirrors.
    # SSLVerify = True

File: /usr/share/pacman-mirrors/pacman-mirrors.json (sample - self updating)

To view the content of a default mirror pool - click the link to the right --->

~ >>> cat /usr/share/pacman-mirrors/mirrors.json                                                                                                                                     
[
  {
    "country": "Australia",
    "url": "http://mirror.ventraip.net.au/Manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Australia",
    "url": "http://manjaro.melbourneitmirror.net/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Australia",
    "url": "http://manjaro.mirror.serversaustralia.com.au/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Austria",
    "url": "http://mirror.inode.at/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Belarus",
    "url": "http://mirror.datacenter.by/pub/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Belgium",
    "url": "http://ftp.belnet.be/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Belgium",
    "url": "ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Belgium",
    "url": "https://manjaro.cu.be/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Bulgaria",
    "url": "https://mirrors.netix.net/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Bulgaria",
    "url": "https://manjaro.ipacct.com/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Bulgaria",
    "url": "http://manjaro.telecoms.bg/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Canada",
    "url": "https://osmirror.org/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Chile",
    "url": "http://manjaro.dcc.uchile.cl/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "China",
    "url": "https://mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "China",
    "url": "http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "China",
    "url": "https://mirrors.zju.edu.cn/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Colombia",
    "url": "http://mirror.edatel.net.co/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Costa_Rica",
    "url": "https://mirrors.ucr.ac.cr/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Czech",
    "url": "https://mirror.dkm.cz/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Denmark",
    "url": "https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Denmark",
    "url": "https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Ecuador",
    "url": "https://mirror.cedia.org.ec/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Ecuador",
    "url": "https://mirror.espoch.edu.ec/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "France",
    "url": "http://mirror.lignux.com/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "France",
    "url": "http://ftp.free.org/mirrors/repo.manjaro.org/repos/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "France",
    "url": "https://fr.mirror.babylon.network/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "France",
    "url": "http://kibo.remi.lu/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "http://mirror.ragenetwork.de/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "http://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://mirror.netcologne.de/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://repo.rhindon.net/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://repo.stdout.net/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://mirror.alpix.eu/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "https://manjaro-mirror-a.alpix.eu/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "http://ftp.rz.tu-bs.de/pub/mirror/manjaro.org/repos/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Germany",
    "url": "http://babyname.tips/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Hong_Kong",
    "url": "http://ftp.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/Linux/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Hungary",
    "url": "http://mirror.infotronik.hu/mirrors/pub/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Indonesia",
    "url": "http://kambing.ui.ac.id/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Indonesia",
    "url": "http://kartolo.sby.datautama.net.id/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Ireland",
    "url": "https://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Italy",
    "url": "https://manjaro.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Italy",
    "url": "https://ba.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Italy",
    "url": "https://ct.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Japan",
    "url": "http://ftp.tsukuba.wide.ad.jp/Linux/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Japan",
    "url": "http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "url": "https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "url": "http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/linux/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "url": "https://nl.mirror.babylon.network/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "url": "https://manjaro.mirror.wearetriple.com/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "url": "https://mirror.koddos.net/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Philippines",
    "url": "http://mirror.rise.ph/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Portugal",
    "url": "http://ftp.dei.uc.pt/pub/linux/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Portugal",
    "url": "http://manjaro.barata.pt/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Romania",
    "url": "http://mirrors.serverhost.ro/manjaro/packages/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Romania",
    "url": "http://ftp.lug.ro/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Russia",
    "url": "https://mirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Russia",
    "url": "http://mirror.truenetwork.ru/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Singapore",
    "url": "https://download.nus.edu.sg/mirror/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "South_Africa",
    "url": "http://mirror.is.co.za/mirrors/manjaro.org/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Sweden",
    "url": "https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Spain",
    "url": "http://ftp.caliu.cat/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Sweden",
    "url": "https://mirror.zetup.net/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Taiwan",
    "url": "http://free.nchc.org.tw/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "Turkey",
    "url": "http://ftp.linux.org.tr/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "url": "http://mirror.catn.com/pub/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "url": "http://repo.manjaro.org.uk/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "url": "https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/repo.manjaro.org/repos/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "url": "http://manjaro.mirrors.uk2.net/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_States",
    "url": "http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_States",
    "url": "http://mirror.solarvps.com/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_States",
    "url": "http://distro.ibiblio.org/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_States",
    "url": "https://mirror.clarkson.edu/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_States",
    "url": "https://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  },
  {
    "country": "United_States",
    "url": "https://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/manjaro/",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ]
  }
]

File: /var/lib/pacman-mirrors/status.json (sample - self updating)

To view the content of a default mirror pool including mirror status - click the link to the right --->

~/Desktop >>> cat /var/lib/pacman-mirrors/status.json                                                                                                                                
[
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Australia",
    "last_sync": "21:08",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.ventraip.net.au/Manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Australia",
    "last_sync": "01:08",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://manjaro.melbourneitmirror.net/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      0,
      0,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Australia",
    "last_sync": "194:40",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://manjaro.mirror.serversaustralia.com.au/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Austria",
    "last_sync": "06:18",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.inode.at/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Belarus",
    "last_sync": "06:18",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.datacenter.by/pub/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      -1,
      -1,
      -1
    ],
    "country": "Belgium",
    "last_sync": -1,
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.belnet.be/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      0,
      0,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Belgium",
    "last_sync": "138:19",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp"
    ],
    "url": "ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Belgium",
    "last_sync": "06:19",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://manjaro.cu.be/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Bulgaria",
    "last_sync": "00:49",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirrors.netix.net/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Bulgaria",
    "last_sync": "00:19",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://manjaro.ipacct.com/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Bulgaria",
    "last_sync": "02:39",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://manjaro.telecoms.bg/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Canada",
    "last_sync": "00:59",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://osmirror.org/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Chile",
    "last_sync": "00:49",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://manjaro.dcc.uchile.cl/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "China",
    "last_sync": "05:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirrors.ustc.edu.cn/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "China",
    "last_sync": "05:09",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirrors.tuna.tsinghua.edu.cn/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "China",
    "last_sync": "05:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirrors.zju.edu.cn/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      0,
      0,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Colombia",
    "last_sync": "2163:33",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.edatel.net.co/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Costa_Rica",
    "last_sync": "03:39",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirrors.ucr.ac.cr/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Czech",
    "last_sync": "06:19",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.dkm.cz/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Denmark",
    "last_sync": "00:59",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Denmark",
    "last_sync": "00:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Ecuador",
    "last_sync": "02:49",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.cedia.org.ec/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Ecuador",
    "last_sync": "01:29",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.espoch.edu.ec/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "France",
    "last_sync": "01:39",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.lignux.com/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "France",
    "last_sync": "04:59",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.free.org/mirrors/repo.manjaro.org/repos/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "France",
    "last_sync": "00:49",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://fr.mirror.babylon.network/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "France",
    "last_sync": "00:19",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://kibo.remi.lu/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "00:49",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.ragenetwork.de/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "00:19",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "04:59",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.tu-chemnitz.de/pub/linux/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "00:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.netzspielplatz.de/manjaro/packages/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "05:19",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.netcologne.de/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "06:40",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://repo.rhindon.net/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "00:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://repo.stdout.net/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "00:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.alpix.eu/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "00:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://manjaro-mirror-a.alpix.eu/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "06:50",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.rz.tu-bs.de/pub/mirror/manjaro.org/repos/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Germany",
    "last_sync": "18:20",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://babyname.tips/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Hong_Kong",
    "last_sync": "09:10",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.cuhk.edu.hk/pub/Linux/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Hungary",
    "last_sync": "06:20",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.infotronik.hu/mirrors/pub/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Indonesia",
    "last_sync": "20:20",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://kambing.ui.ac.id/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Indonesia",
    "last_sync": "03:00",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://kartolo.sby.datautama.net.id/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Ireland",
    "last_sync": "05:40",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Italy",
    "last_sync": "10:00",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://manjaro.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Italy",
    "last_sync": "10:00",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://ba.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Italy",
    "last_sync": "10:00",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://ct.mirror.garr.it/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Japan",
    "last_sync": "01:10",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.tsukuba.wide.ad.jp/Linux/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Japan",
    "last_sync": "12:20",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.riken.jp/Linux/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "last_sync": "04:40",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/os/Linux/distr/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "last_sync": "06:20",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.snt.utwente.nl/pub/linux/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "last_sync": "00:50",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://nl.mirror.babylon.network/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "last_sync": "04:50",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://manjaro.mirror.wearetriple.com/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Netherlands",
    "last_sync": "04:40",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.koddos.net/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Philippines",
    "last_sync": "05:10",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.rise.ph/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      0,
      0,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Portugal",
    "last_sync": "271:12",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.dei.uc.pt/pub/linux/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Portugal",
    "last_sync": "00:40",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://manjaro.barata.pt/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Romania",
    "last_sync": "12:20",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirrors.serverhost.ro/manjaro/packages/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      -1,
      -1,
      -1
    ],
    "country": "Romania",
    "last_sync": -1,
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.lug.ro/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Russia",
    "last_sync": "03:00",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.yandex.ru/mirrors/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      0,
      0,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Russia",
    "last_sync": "126:11",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.truenetwork.ru/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Singapore",
    "last_sync": "13:10",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://download.nus.edu.sg/mirror/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "South_Africa",
    "last_sync": "03:10",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.is.co.za/mirrors/manjaro.org/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Sweden",
    "last_sync": "00:40",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Spain",
    "last_sync": "04:00",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.caliu.cat/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Sweden",
    "last_sync": "02:40",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.zetup.net/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Taiwan",
    "last_sync": "04:00",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://free.nchc.org.tw/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "Turkey",
    "last_sync": "06:20",
    "protocols": [
      "ftp",
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://ftp.linux.org.tr/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "last_sync": "01:10",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.catn.com/pub/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "last_sync": "00:40",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://repo.manjaro.org.uk/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "last_sync": "05:20",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/repo.manjaro.org/repos/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "United_Kingdom",
    "last_sync": "00:50",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://manjaro.mirrors.uk2.net/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "United_States",
    "last_sync": "00:30",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.dacentec.com/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "United_States",
    "last_sync": "06:21",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://mirror.solarvps.com/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "United_States",
    "last_sync": "00:11",
    "protocols": [
      "http"
    ],
    "url": "http://distro.ibiblio.org/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "United_States",
    "last_sync": "01:51",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.clarkson.edu/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      0
    ],
    "country": "United_States",
    "last_sync": "01:51",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirrors.ocf.berkeley.edu/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "United_States",
    "last_sync": "00:41",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "url": "https://mirror.math.princeton.edu/pub/manjaro/"
  }
]
<pre>
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</div>

====File: <code>/etc/pacman-mirrors.conf</code> <small>(sample of default config)</small>====

<div class="toccolours mw-collapsible mw-collapsed">
To view the content of a default pacman-mirrors.conf - click the link to the right --->
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<pre>
~ >>> cat /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf                                                                                                                                                   
##
## /etc/pacman-mirrors.conf
##

## Branch Pacman should use (stable, testing, unstable)
# Branch = stable

## Generation method
## 1) rank   - rank mirrors depending on their access time
## 2) random - randomly generate the output mirrorlist
# Method = rank

## Define protocols and priority
##   separated by comma 'https,http' or 'http,https'
## ATM available protocols are: http, https, ftp
## Not specifying a protocol will ban the protocol from being used
## If a mirror has more than one protocol defined only the first is written to the mirrorlist
## Empty means all in reversed alphabetic order
# Protocols = 

## Get a list of all available counties with 'pacman-mirrors -l'
## Value can be 'Custom' or nothing which means all
# OnlyCountry = 

## When set to False - all certificates are accepted.
## Use only if you fully trust all ssl-enabled mirrors.
# SSLVerify = True

Sample command to customize mirror pool

To view the content of the sample command - click the link to the right --->

~ >>> sudo pacman-mirrors --country Denmark && sudo pacman -Syyu                                                                                                         
.: INFO Downloading mirrors from repo.manjaro.org

.: INFO User generated mirror list
--------------------------
.: INFO Custom mirror file saved: /var/lib/pacman-mirrors/custom-mirrors.json
.: INFO Using custom mirror file
.: INFO Querying mirrors - This may take some time
   0.091 Denmark        : https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/
   0.075 Denmark        : https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/
.: INFO Writing mirror list
   Denmark         : https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch
   Denmark         : https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch
.: INFO Mirror list generated and saved to: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
.: INFO To remove custom config run  'sudo pacman-mirrors -c all'
:: Synkroniserer pakkedatabaser...
 core                          143,1 KiB  10,7M/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
 extra                        1719,8 KiB  10,3M/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
 community                       4,5 MiB  11,0M/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
 multilib                      177,7 KiB  13,3M/s 00:00 [##############################] 100%
:: Starter fuld systemopgradering...
 der er intet at udføre

File: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist (sample)

To view the content of the sample mirrorlist - click the link to the right --->

~ >>> cat /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist                                                                                                                                                   
##
## Manjaro Linux custom mirrorlist
## Generated on 2017-11-08 10:59
##
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -id' to reset custom mirrorlist
## Please use 'pacman-mirrors -c all' to reset custom mirrorlist
## To remove custom config run  'pacman-mirrors -c all'
##

## Country : Denmark
Server = https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch

## Country : Denmark
Server = https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/unstable/$repo/$arch

File: /var/lib/pacman-mirrors/custom-mirrors.json (sample)

To view the content of a custom mirror pool - click the link to the right --->

~ >>> cat /var/lib/pacman-mirrors/custom-mirrors.json                                                                                                                                
[
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Denmark",
    "last_sync": "00:59",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "resp_time": "00.00",
    "url": "https://mirrors.dotsrc.org/manjaro/"
  },
  {
    "branches": [
      1,
      1,
      1
    ],
    "country": "Denmark",
    "last_sync": "00:09",
    "protocols": [
      "https"
    ],
    "resp_time": "00.00",
    "url": "https://www.uex.dk/public/manjaro/"
  }
]

Defaults

PacmanMirrors has some reasonable defaults

- Ranking mirrors with the fastest mirrors on top
- Using stable branch
- Using all mirrors

The -f or --fasttrack argument uses mirrors which are up-to-date for your branch. Optionally you can supply a number e.g. 10

Country

Instead of pacman-mirrors probing all mirrors in all countries it is possible to supply a list of countries from which to use the mirrors. This creates a custom mirror pool.

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --country Germany,France,Austria && sudo pacman -Syyu

If a supplied country does not offer a mirrorserver the app quits with an error explaining why.

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --country Antarctica && sudo pacman -Syyu
.: Info Downloading mirrors from repo.manjaro.org
.: Warning Option '-c/--country' : unknown country: 'Antarctica'
.: Info Available countries are:
Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brasil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia,
Costa_Rica, Czech, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia,
Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,
Singapore, South_Africa, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United_Kingdom, United_States,
Vietnam


Another option for the mirrors closest to your location is --geoip

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --geoip --quiet && sudo pacman -Syyu
:: Querying servers, this may take some time
=> Testing mirrors in France
:: Writing mirror list
:: Mirrorlist generated and saved to: /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Customizing the mirror pool

If you, for various reasons, have a preference for specific mirrors, it is possible to create a personal mirror pool. This is done by supplying --interactive [--default] or --country argument.

A more in-depth article is Create your own Custom Mirrorlist

A word of caution

Don't limit yourself too much. Pacman-mirrors will only use up-to-date mirrors in the final mirrorlist.

Customizing pool

The customized pool is saved as /var/lib/pacman-mirrors/custom-mirrors.json

First option is using --interactive. It uses your current mirror pool(whether default or custom)

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --interactive && sudo pacman -Syyu

Second option is using --interactive --default. This force the use of the official mirror pool

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --interactive --default && sudo pacman -Syyu

Third option is supplying a list of countries with --country

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --country Germany,France,Austria && sudo pacman -Syyu

Using Option 1 and 2, pacman-mirrors will process the available mirrors and present you with a list in which you will select your desired mirrors. Option 3 creates a pool from the supplied countries. In either case the pool is saved and used to generate a mirrorlist.

Syncronization status

Pacman-mirrors downloads pool status for the default mirror pool. When you want to regenerate your mirrorlist, your custom pool is updated with the info from the downloaded pool status.

This ensures you will always use up-to-date mirrors.

Resetting and changing the custom mirror pool

First option to reset is to default mirror pool

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --country all && sudo pacman -Syyu

Second option to is to use --default with --interactive and creating a new custom mirror pool

$ sudo pacman-mirrors --interactive --default && sudo pacman -Syyu
  • You will be presented with a list with all and every mirror and you can pick your selection.

Third option is to supply a list of countries and use those for a custom mirror pool

 $ sudo pacman-mirrors --country Germany,France,Austria && sudo pacman -Syyu
  • If you supply the same preferred countries on every reset you will get your mirror pool updated with added or removed mirrors.

Apply pacman-mirrors defaults

sudo pacman-mirrors --country all --api --protocol all -set-branch stable && sudo pacman -Syyu

The system will throw messages about newer packages on the system. These messages can safely be ignored and they dissappear when the installed package(s) equals the system branch.

FAQ

pacman-mirrors.conf

If pacman-mirrors is updated and has a new pacman-mirrors.conf, it will inform you that a new conf is saved as pacman-mirrors.conf.pacnew.

You must manually merge changes/additions into your pacman-mirrors.conf.

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