Fedora 27 Installation "Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'insync', disabling."


Hello, all.

I was wondering if I could get some help here. I have successfully installed insync on Fedora 27; however, every type I do a dnf install in terminal, I get the following:

Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'insync', disabling.

It is quite annoying.

I assume that the repo hasn’t been updated for Fedora 27 yet. It would be nice to know when this is going to happen. I have checked other forum posts, but nothing is this new.

Any help would be great.



Insync team, it has been over 24 hours and there is yet no reply. I am unimpressed, to be quite honest. I would like an answer ASAP, or are you going to start issuing refunds for people that are having significant trouble with this software?


Hello, I just temporarily changed the insync.repo file from $releasever to 26 and it worked. Alternatively, you can just download the rpm and install that?


Yes, that worked! A nice “short term” fix.

I say short term, because it doesn’t look like they’re putting much effort into updating this software. Might bite the bullet and go with Dropbox.


Personally I think that is a good product and haven’t had any issue with it so far to be honest. BTW, I am not in any way associated to the company :slight_smile:


Sorry for the late response! Tagging our engineer @jimperio and he will get back to you.


Hello @crowdanr we’ll be updating the repos within this week, really sorry about that!


Same here, no major complaints so far. I personally think it is natural that it takes a couple of days for a new repository to be available, because some proper testing needs to be done. F27 has been released merely a week ago, give the guys some time to catch up :wink: Other softwares also take some time (eg. Oracle hasn’t released yet a VirtualBox version for F27).

Having said that, what I do believe insync could do in the meantime as a workaround is to redirect F27 repo queries to F26 repo (just as Oracle does with VirtualBox). If you try to access http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/f27 there is no error, but you end up on http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/rpm/fedora/f26


I’m sorry, but no. There are regular release cycles for the majority of the distros that they support. So, to give this company a heads up… Fedora 28 will be released in six months. That gives you enough time to sort out repositories, fixes and compatibility issues.


Fair enough, they could indeed test it before the stable release, with the alpha and beta versions. I am personally used to waiting for a few days (provided the previous version works), but your point is valid.


You said that several weeks ago.


You’ve got some unhappy customers. See Doesn’t work on Ubuntu 17.10.


Hello everyone, we’re really sorry for the delay, but our YUM repo has now been updated to support Fedora 27.


Hi Friends:

I’m still getting this on Fedora-26 (and have been for a week or two).

Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'insync', disabling.

Has this been fixed?

Here is my inSync.repo contents:

name=insync repo


Bumping this because I seem to be running into this warning on Fedora 30:

insync repo                                     3.6 kB/s | 300  B     00:00    
Failed to synchronize cache for repo 'insync'
Ignoring repositories: insync

Contents of repo file

name=insync repo


I’ve been the same problem, I’m waiting for a solution from support.