[Assist] kodi official repo

Luke Shumaker lukeshu at lukeshu.com
Mon Sep 11 04:54:31 BST 2017

On Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:24:39 -0400,
Justin Walker wrote:
> My Kodi is having problems installing add-ons from the official repo.
> Checking the log, it says it's receiving a 404 error when trying to
> download the md5 sums. Checking the repo on my browser, they are
> missing, indeed.

I'm not knowledgable about kodi, but I am knowledgable about the
servers: repo.parabola.nu redirects to a randomly chosen mirror
(unless you stick `?noredirect` at the end of the URL), from the list
of mirrors that claim to be up-to-date enough to have the file being
requested.  mirrors.fsf.org sometimes claims to be up-to-date when it
has actually only done a partial sync, and doesn't yet have the files
that it should based on its self-reported last-sync timestamp.
repo.parabola.nu was probably redirecting you to to mirrors.fsf.org,
which served the 404.

For this reason, earlier today I temporarily disabled the FSF mirror
from automatic mirror selection.  I believe this should have fixed the

Happy hacking,
~ Luke Shumaker

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