Topic: Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise

Hi,
I'm using the REMI repository on Amazon AWS and I really like that you keep it up to date especially MySQL packets.
But from time to time I get the following error when installing anything:
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: remi
Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/5/remi/mirror error was
[Errno 4] IOError: <urlopen error (-3, 'Temporary failure in name resolution')>

According to search results this is related to the DNS server not being able to resolve rpms.famillecollet.com.
This only happens from time to time but when it does it affects my ability to start new EC2 instances/servers.

It seems like the domain has a flaky DNS server.

Can you please update?

Thank you,
Kal

Re: Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise

I don't think this is a DNS zone server issue as I use the servers of a major french registrar.

I rather think to an issue with the DNS server used by your client.

Desktop: Fedora 33 + rpmfusion + remi-test + remi-dev
Laptop:  Fedora 32 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
Hosting Server: CentOS 8 Stream with EPEL, rpmfusion, remi

Re: Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise

You can try to switch from "mirrorlist" to the "baseurl" of one of the available mirror (see the mirror file)

Desktop: Fedora 33 + rpmfusion + remi-test + remi-dev
Laptop:  Fedora 32 + rpmfusion + remi (SCL only)
Hosting Server: CentOS 8 Stream with EPEL, rpmfusion, remi

Re: Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise

Thanks for the quick reply.

You could be right the DNS I use is the default Amazon DNS, so maybe they are experiencing some issues. But it is a surprise that only the remi repository mirror list could not be resolved. All other repositories work fine.

Re: Could not retrieve mirrorlist http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise

I forgot to mention that when I execute host rpms.famillecollet.com on the problem server I get Host rpms.famillecollet.com not found: 3(NXDOMAIN).