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Update on the YUM repository’s downtime

By Hongli Lai on January 20th, 2011

Erik Ogan has posted an update on the recent YUM repository’s downtime:

Last Tuesday the server running the Stealthy Monkeys RPM repository suffered a catastrophic failure. We’ve had many setbacks getting it up and running again. I’ll spare you the details.

In light of the current situation, and the slow progress toward resolution, I’ve put a temporary repository up on other hardware. It isn’t the complete repository, but it does have up-to-date packages for all the supported distributions, versions, and architectures.

I’ve updated the DNS to point to the new server, but if you’re still having trouble accessing it (probably because the record is cached), we also set up an alias at Either one should be able to install packages*.

I (Erik) would like to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. We’ll keep you posted about developments.

[*] If your DNS is tenacious, you may have to temporarily edit the /etc/yum.repos.d/passenger.repo file to point at the mirror. We’re looking at a better way to locate the mirrors file.