How to fix time-out or slow Arch Linux servers

error: failed retrieving file ‘extra.db’ from : Operation too slow. Less than 1 bytes/sec transferred the last 10 seconds

This is the message we are talking about. You will have a different server from a different country. But these things happen.

Networking can go wrong in so many places.

  • check all cables
  • check all switches, hubs, routers, modems, …
  • reset all switches, hubs, routers, modems, …
  • compare with other hardware in house
  • speedtest check or in terminal : speedtest

Here we see the issue is a couple of servers that give a time-out.

Even after a mirror command the issues prevails.

We edit the file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist and put a hashtag in front of all the slow servers.