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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:07 pm

I changed /etc/apt/sources.list exactly as I did before, so the output of inxi -r is identical. Here it is again for good measure.

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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
           deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby zerozero on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:16 pm

ok, i know it might be boring, but...
what's the output of
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sudo apt-get update
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:29 pm

Once again, the output is the same, but I'll post it again. The mirror is whatever mirror I happened to be using; all of them seem to have the same effect.

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Err http://debian.linuxmint.com testing InRelease                             
 
Err http://debian.linuxmint.com testing/updates InRelease                     
 
Err http://debian.linuxmint.com testing InRelease                             
 
Err http://debian.linuxmint.com testing Release.gpg                           
  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
Err http://debian.linuxmint.com testing/updates Release.gpg
  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
Err http://debian.linuxmint.com testing Release.gpg       
  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian InRelease       
Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian Release.gpg     
Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian Release
Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/main i386 Packages
Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/upstream i386 Packages
Hit http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/import i386 Packages
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/import TranslationIndex
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/upstream TranslationIndex
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/import Translation-en_GB
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/import Translation-en
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/main Translation-en
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/upstream Translation-en_GB
Ign http://linux-mint.froonix.org debian/upstream Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
W: Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/testing/InRelease 

W: Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security/dists/testing/updates/InRelease 

W: Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/dists/testing/InRelease 

W: Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/testing/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security/dists/testing/updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/dists/testing/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby zerozero on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:39 pm

have you tried the main server (i know that the speed might be lower), but eventually you won't get these errors (at least i hope)
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:43 pm

Yes, I have tried the main server. As in the first post of my thread, that was the first mirror I tried both times.
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby zerozero on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:14 pm

well, i'm out of ideas, the only thing that i can assure you is that the repos are working, they just did minutes ago for me;
assuming that it's a laptop can you try a different internet provider (a friend, work, a internet-caffe)?
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:32 pm

I'm confused as to how my internet connection could be working (I'm posting this from that laptop) and that I can ping the repositories, but still not be able to resolve them through updating... I would think that if I could ping them, I'd be able to access them as well for updates. Here are the results of pinging two of them:

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PING packages.linuxmint.com (204.45.82.194) 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from server.gutterclutterbuster.com (204.45.82.194): icmp_req=1 ttl=48 time=62.0 ms

64 bytes from server.gutterclutterbuster.com (204.45.82.194): icmp_req=2 ttl=48 time=100 ms

64 bytes from server.gutterclutterbuster.com (204.45.82.194): icmp_req=3 ttl=48 time=62.3 ms

64 bytes from server.gutterclutterbuster.com (204.45.82.194): icmp_req=4 ttl=48 time=61.9 ms

64 bytes from server.gutterclutterbuster.com (204.45.82.194): icmp_req=5 ttl=48 time=61.7 ms

64 bytes from server.gutterclutterbuster.com (204.45.82.194): icmp_req=6 ttl=48 time=61.9 ms

--- packages.linuxmint.com ping statistics ---

6 packets transmitted, 6 received, 0% packet loss, time 5006ms


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PING debian.linuxmint.com (204.45.82.130) 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=1 ttl=48 time=61.8 ms

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=2 ttl=48 time=62.4 ms

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=3 ttl=48 time=61.4 ms

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=4 ttl=48 time=61.9 ms

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=5 ttl=48 time=61.6 ms

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=6 ttl=48 time=61.9 ms

64 bytes from s-cc2d5282.candyclasp.com (204.45.82.130): icmp_req=7 ttl=48 time=61.4 ms

--- debian.linuxmint.com ping statistics ---

7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6003ms

rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 61.449/61.820/62.444/0.453 ms



I don't know when I'll be able to try another connection, since I'm supposed to leave in two days, but I'll try to keep it posted. Are there any other files I could post that might shed light on the problem?
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby gorade on Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:09 am

zerozero wrote:well, i'm out of ideas, the only thing that i can assure you is that the repos are working, they just did minutes ago for me;
assuming that it's a laptop can you try a different internet provider (a friend, work, a internet-caffe)?


zerozero,
Jumping into the debate. I get that output too. Her is how my sources.list looks:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/incoming/multimedia testing main non-free

#############################################################
################### OFFICIAL DEBIAN REPOS ###################
#############################################################

###### Debian Main Repos
# deb http://ftp.se.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security
# deb-src http://ftp.se.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security

###### Debian Update Repos
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

##############################################################
##################### UNOFFICIAL  REPOS ######################
##############################################################

###### 3rd Party Binary Repos
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/nssbackup-team/ppa/ubuntu maverick main

#### Debian Backports - http://backports.debian.org/
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main

#### Debian Multimedia - http://www.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/
## Run this command: apt-get update && apt-get install debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia-keyring && apt-get update
deb http://www.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia stable main non-free

#### Google Linux Software Repositories - http://www.google.com
## Run this command: wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -
deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free main

#### Skype - http://www.skype.com
## Run this command: gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys 0xd66b746e && gpg --export --armor 0xd66b746e | apt-key add -
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

#### Wine - http://www.winehq.org/
## Run this command: wget -O - http://www.lamaresh.net/apt/key.gpg | apt-key add -
deb http://www.lamaresh.net/apt squeeze main



# deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free


What's wrong with it? how should it be?
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby zerozero on Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:08 am

hi gorade,
i believe yours is an easier problem :lol:
somehow you have a few wrong repos in your sources.list, once you tide this up let's hope those errors go away:

this doesn't exist:
###### Debian Update Repos
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

#### Debian Multimedia - http://www.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/
## Run this command: apt-get update && apt-get install debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia-keyring && apt-get update
deb http://www.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia stable main non-free

and this one i don't know why you have it there:
#### Debian Backports - http://backports.debian.org/
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby gorade on Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:09 am

zerozero wrote:hi gorade,
i believe yours is an easier problem :lol:
somehow you have a few wrong repos in your sources.list, once you tide this up let's hope those errors go away:


Yes. You were right. Seems to have gathered some alluvial deposits.

Now it only complains there is no key for launchpadnet and skype, which is the way of it.
Thank you zerozero! Now it seems all right.
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:08 pm

Could the error message I get when I click the "update pack info" button in the update manager have something to do with this (the error message posted a few posts up, involving a whole slew of Python errors)? I don't understand how I can visit the repository through my web browser, but the url doesn't resolve when I try to update.

EDIT: After doing a bit more research online, I found these two posts as well: http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.ph ... 2&p=335165 and viewtopic.php?f=141&t=71308, neither of which found a solution. That is certainly not encouraging to me if no solution has been found over a year later.
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:30 pm

I don't have the opportunity to check right now, but if this is a problem with the internet connection in my flat, how would that make sense? How can I browse the repository in my browser, but not access it using sudo apt-get update or the mintupdate gui?

I asked this once before, but are there any other files I could post that would help someone make sense of this problem? If not, should I just switch to a different Linux distribution because this one clearly isn't suited to my needs (i.e. working...)? I've reinstalled several times and verified the ISO with its md5 checksum every time, yet still no success.
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby zerozero on Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:23 am

after my last post i found 2 more topics with similar issues
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=86382&p=499377&hilit=dns#p499377
viewtopic.php?f=90&t=86379&p=499084&hilit=dns#p499084
and my best bet is a dns issue; try switch to an openDNS as suggested there.
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby estebandido on Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:55 am

pythonscript, I had exactly the problem you did. Here's the solution:

https://store.opendns.com/familyshield/ ... tem/ubuntu

It's very simple, and has zilch to do with the repos.

Also, I used 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby pythonscript on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:50 pm

Changing the DNS settings fixed the problem for me. Thank you very much for the help!
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:40 am

well, glad that after all this time you managed to get it working, well done 8)
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Re: some index files failed to download - fresh install

Postby LMDEFan1 on Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:35 am

Regarding the content of your etc/apt/sources.list file. Here is what mine is now and it works:

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

The very last line needs to be:
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
but NOT:
deb http://www.debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

I don't know how many times I verified what the contents should be but I just barely noticed that I still had the "www" included from the original pre-update pack 3 configuration. Notice that your error message said that it couldn't find http://www.debian.linuxmint.com. Getting rid of the "www" eliminates the error messages.

Hope this helps.
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