Reflector is a Python script which can retrieve the latest mirror list from the Arch Linux Mirror Status page, filter the most up-to-date mirrors, sort them by speed and overwrite the file
Install the reflector package.
- In the following examples,
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlistwill be overwritten. Make a backup before proceeding.
- Make sure the resulting
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlistdoes not contain entries that you consider untrustworthy before syncing or updating with pacman.
To see all of the available options, run the following command:
$ reflector --help
See reflector(1) § EXAMPLES. Examples overwriting
/etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist need to be run as root.
Reflector ships with a
reflector.service. The service will run reflector with the parameters specified in
/etc/xdg/reflector/reflector.conf. The default options in this file should serve as a good starting point and example.
For example, to select the 5 most up-to-date mirrors from France and Germany that support HTTPS and overwrite
--save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist --country France,Germany --protocol https --latest 5
reflector.service to run Reflector on boot. To run it immediately, start the service.
reflector.servicedepends on a network wait service to be configured via network-online.target.
Reflector provides a systemd timer (
reflector.timer) that starts the #systemd service
reflector.service weekly. The schedule can be changed by editing
First edit the configuration file as described in #systemd service. After you have updated the configuration file, start and enable
To refresh the mirrorlist ahead of schedule, start
pacman-mirrorlist is not updated regularly, invoking reflector only because some mirror in some part of the globe was added or removed is not relevant. Use instead the timer-based automation. If you do not want
mirrorlist.pacnew to be installed at all, use