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Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby anothermuggle on Fri May 16, 2014 6:57 am

I've come to update my Mint XFCE machine today and I can't get rid of these errors:

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Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-security_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


I've tried deleting the files in /var/lib/apt/lists/partial and /var/lib/apt/lists/, selecting different mirrors and clicking the "Fix MergeList Problems" button in Software Sources, but still no joy.

Any help appreciated.

Thanks,
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Re: Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby karlchen on Fri May 16, 2014 8:15 am

Hello, anothermuggle.

Please, open a terminal window. Then execute these commandlines in the given order.
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sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

Next execute these commandlines, please, and post their screen output here.
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inxi -r
(Will tell us which repository sources will be used.)
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sudo apt-get update
(Will tell us what will happen when you try to query these repositories thus refreshing the local list of available software packages.)

Kind regards,
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Re: Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby anothermuggle on Fri May 16, 2014 8:28 am

karlchen wrote:Hello, anothermuggle.

Please, open a terminal window. Then execute these commandlines in the given order.
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sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial

Next execute these commandlines, please, and post their screen output here.
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inxi -r
(Will tell us which repository sources will be used.)
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sudo apt-get update
(Will tell us what will happen when you try to query these repositories thus refreshing the local list of available software packages.)

Kind regards,
Karl


Hi karlchen,

Thankss for offering assitance!

This is what I get:

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AnotherMuggle@MintVM ~/Desktop $ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com petra main upstream import
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com petra main
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu saucy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ saucy partner


and

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AnotherMuggle@MintVM ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy InRelease
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com petra InRelease                                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra InRelease                             
Get:1 http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release.gpg [933 B]         
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy InRelease                                 
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security InRelease                       
Get:2 http://archive.canonical.com saucy Release [7,072 B]                     
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra Release.gpg [198 B]                 
Get:4 http://extra.linuxmint.com petra Release.gpg [198 B]                     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates InRelease                         
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security Release.gpg [933 B]           
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy Release.gpg [933 B]                     
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security Release [49.6 kB]             
Get:8 http://extra.linuxmint.com petra Release [3,090 B]                       
Get:9 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra Release [18.5 kB]                   
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates Release.gpg [933 B]             
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy Release [49.6 kB]                       
Get:12 http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner amd64 Packages [2,208 B]     
Get:13 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/main amd64 Packages [29.3 kB]       
Get:14 http://extra.linuxmint.com petra/main amd64 Packages [655 B]           
Get:15 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/main amd64 Packages [125 kB] 
Get:16 http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner i386 Packages [2,639 B]     
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates Release [49.6 kB]               
Get:18 http://extra.linuxmint.com petra/main i386 Packages [655 B]             
Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner Translation-en_GB               
Ign http://archive.canonical.com saucy/partner Translation-en                 
Get:19 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/upstream amd64 Packages [23.3 kB]   
Get:20 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/main amd64 Packages [1,239 kB]         
Get:21 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:22 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe amd64 Packages [41.6 kB]
Get:23 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/import amd64 Packages [40.0 kB]     
Get:24 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,446 B]
Get:25 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/main i386 Packages [124 kB]   
Get:26 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:27 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/main i386 Packages [28.7 kB]       
Get:28 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe i386 Packages [42.0 kB]
Get:29 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/multiverse i386 Packages [3,619 B]
Get:30 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/upstream i386 Packages [23.3 kB]   
Get:31 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/main Translation-en [68.2 kB]
Get:32 http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/import i386 Packages [40.4 kB]     
Get:33 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/multiverse Translation-en [1,566 B]
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com petra/main Translation-en_GB                   
Get:34 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/restricted Translation-en [14 B]
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com petra/main Translation-en                       
Get:35 http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en [24.3 kB]
Get:36 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/restricted amd64 Packages [9,348 B]     
Get:37 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe amd64 Packages [5,644 kB]     
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/main Translation-en_GB           
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB     
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/restricted Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com saucy-security/universe Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/import Translation-en_GB               
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/import Translation-en                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/main Translation-en_GB                 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/main Translation-en                   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/upstream Translation-en_GB             
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com petra/upstream Translation-en               
Get:38 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe amd64 Packages [5,644 kB]     
Get:39 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/multiverse amd64 Packages [131 kB]     
Get:40 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/main i386 Packages [1,238 kB]           
Get:41 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/main i386 Packages [1,238 kB]           
Get:42 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/restricted i386 Packages [9,688 B]     
Get:43 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe i386 Packages [5,651 kB]       
Get:44 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe i386 Packages [5,651 kB]       
Get:45 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/multiverse i386 Packages [133 kB]       
Get:46 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/main Translation-en_GB [570 kB]         
Get:47 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/main Translation-en [711 kB]           
Get:48 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/multiverse Translation-en_GB [65.1 kB] 
Get:49 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/multiverse Translation-en [101 kB]     
Get:50 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/restricted Translation-en_GB [2,264 B] 
Get:51 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/restricted Translation-en [2,686 B]     
Get:52 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe Translation-en_GB [3,468 kB]   
Get:53 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe Translation-en [3,885 kB]     
Get:54 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy/universe Translation-en [3,885 kB]     
Get:55 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/main amd64 Packages [239 kB]   
Get:56 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [14 B]
Get:57 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/universe amd64 Packages [164 kB]
Get:58 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [3,739 B]
Get:59 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/main i386 Packages [237 kB]     
Get:60 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/restricted i386 Packages [14 B]
Get:61 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/universe i386 Packages [165 kB]
Get:62 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/multiverse i386 Packages [3,881 B]
Get:63 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/main Translation-en_GB [98.1 kB]
Get:64 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/main Translation-en [114 kB]   
Get:65 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_GB [99.2 kB]
Get:66 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/multiverse Translation-en [1,688 B]
Get:67 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/restricted Translation-en_GB [2,664 B]
Get:68 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/restricted Translation-en [14 B]
Get:69 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/universe Translation-en_GB [7,572 B]
Get:70 http://archive.ubuntu.com saucy-updates/universe Translation-en [82.2 kB]
Fetched 8,474 kB in 51s (166 kB/s)                                             
W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

W: Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
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Re: Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby karlchen on Fri May 16, 2014 8:50 am

Hello, anothermuggle.

In the first post there were 4 complaints:
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Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-security_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

In your recent reply there were 3 complaints:
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Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

The reported failure partially affect different files.
This makes me wonder whether the contacted Ubuntu repository server may be experiencing technical problems of some kind.
Just tried an "sudo apt-get update" on my Mint 13 system: no errors occurred. I might try "sudo apt-get update" on my Mint 16 system at home tonight and report back.
Actually I am not sure that the root cause can be found and fixed on your Mint 16 system.

Cheers,
Karl
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Re: Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby anothermuggle on Fri May 16, 2014 9:24 am

karlchen wrote:Hello, anothermuggle.

In the first post there were 4 complaints:
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Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy-security_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

In your recent reply there were 3 complaints:
Code: Select all
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-amd64_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_main_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_saucy_universe_binary-i386_Packages  Hash Sum mismatch

The reported failure partially affect different files.
This makes me wonder whether the contacted Ubuntu repository server may be experiencing technical problems of some kind.
Just tried an "sudo apt-get update" on my Mint 13 system: no errors occurred. I might try "sudo apt-get update" on my Mint 16 system at home tonight and report back.
Actually I am not sure that the root cause can be found and fixed on your Mint 16 system.

Cheers,
Karl


Thanks for taking the time to help.

I will post here if the problem resolves itself.

Cheers,
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Re: Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby MtnDewManiac on Fri May 16, 2014 9:50 am

Maybe try a different one instead of the main or closest (whichever you're currently pointed to)?

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Re: Linux Mint 16 XFCE Update Problems

Postby anothermuggle on Fri May 16, 2014 10:00 am

MtnDewManiac wrote:Maybe try a different one instead of the main or closest (whichever you're currently pointed to)?

Regards,
MDM


I tried selecting a few different mirrors and got the same results with each. I will pick some others in a bit and see what I get.

Thanks!
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