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[BUG] Geolite database download failing

See original GitHub issue

Describe the bug The URL Varken is trying to download is offline. ( which makes installing Varken for the first time impossible. This is due to what I’m guessing new privacy regulations at Maxmind that started on the 30th of December, 2019.

2019-12-31 12:11:08 : ERROR : helpers : Could not find GeoLite2 DB! Downloading!

2019-12-31 12:11:08 : INFO : helpers : Downloading GeoLite2 from
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/app/varken/", line 33, in reader_manager
self.reader = Reader(self.dbfile)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/geoip2/", line 86, in __init__
self._db_reader = maxminddb.open_database(fileish, mode)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/maxminddb/", line 41, in open_database
return maxminddb.reader.Reader(database, mode)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/maxminddb/", line 51, in __init__
with open(database, 'rb') as db_file:
FileNotFoundError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/config/GeoLite2-City.mmdb'

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 1317, in do_open
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/http/", line 1229, in request
self._send_request(method, url, body, headers, encode_chunked)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/http/", line 1275, in _send_request
self.endheaders(body, encode_chunked=encode_chunked)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/http/", line 1224, in endheaders
self._send_output(message_body, encode_chunked=encode_chunked)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/http/", line 1016, in _send_output
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/http/", line 956, in send
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/http/", line 928, in connect
(,self.port), self.timeout, self.source_address)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/", line 707, in create_connection
for res in getaddrinfo(host, port, 0, SOCK_STREAM):
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/", line 748, in getaddrinfo
for res in _socket.getaddrinfo(host, port, family, type, proto, flags):
socket.gaierror: [Errno -2] Name does not resolve

During handling of the above exception, another exception occurred:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/app/", line 110, in <module>
File "/app/varken/", line 26, in __init__
File "/app/varken/", line 36, in reader_manager
result_status =
File "/app/varken/", line 87, in download
urlretrieve(url, tar_dbfile)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 247, in urlretrieve
with contextlib.closing(urlopen(url, data)) as fp:
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 222, in urlopen
return, data, timeout)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 525, in open
response = self._open(req, data)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 543, in _open
'_open', req)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 503, in _call_chain
result = func(*args)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 1345, in http_open
return self.do_open(http.client.HTTPConnection, req)
File "/usr/local/lib/python3.7/urllib/", line 1319, in do_open
raise URLError(err)
urllib.error.URLError: <urlopen error [Errno -2] Name does not resolve>`

To Reproduce Steps to reproduce the behavior:

  1. Install Varken from fresh without Geolite2-City.mmdb

Expected behavior Varken to grab the .mmdb file from Maxmind and install successfully.

Environment (please complete the following information):

  • OS: Docker, boerderij/varken
  • Version: latest

Additional context I managed to fix this myself by creating an account and downloading it manually, but this should be addressed.

Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 4 years ago
  • Comments:5 (3 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

samwiseg0commented, Jan 17, 2020


Have you checked the releases or read the changelog?

2020-01-17_12-24-15 (3)

Also in the future if you need support please use one of our support methods.

samwiseg0commented, Jan 18, 2020

@davralin The documentation is clear. It is only a requirement if you use the Tautulli module. It has always been that way. MaxMind changed their requirements where a key is now required.

If you have any further questions or issues use our support methods as I already stated. Issues is not the place for support.

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