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SOLVED - "Downloading Package Information" errors

Postby wangsuda on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:14 am

Is there any way to resolve these errors when updating package information? I always get these when doing my daily update.
W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/ ... /InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://www.lamaresh.net/apt/dists/sid/InRelease

W: Failed to fetch http://www.lamaresh.net/apt/dists/sid/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'www.lamaresh.net'

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

W: Failed to fetch http://www.debian-multimedia.org/dists/ ... elease.gpg Could not resolve 'www.debian-multimedia.org'

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
In advance, thanks for your help.
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Re: "Downloading Package Information" errors

Postby viking777 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:00 pm

Apart from the gpg links you posted there, all the others are dead (as you already know). There are many ways to fix this, but probably the easiest is to open Mintupdate (left click the tray icon) then go to Edit/Software Sources/ Download From. Select Other then Select Best Server. Whatever server it chooses just make sure it is not the one you are already using (I think you are using the Main server). Once you have chosen a different server your 'sources.list' file will be rewritten with the correct addresses. If for some reason you specifically want to use the Main server then change back to it again AFTER you have moved to a different server (ie repeat the process I have just described but choose main server instead). You will probably be better off using a nearer server anyway.
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Re: "Downloading Package Information" errors

Postby wangsuda on Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:21 am

all the others are dead (as you already know)
well, I do know! Thanks for telling me! I disabled them.
go to Edit/Software Sources/ Download From. Select Other then Select Best Server. Whatever server it chooses just make sure it is not the one you are already using (I think you are using the Main server). Once you have chosen a different server your 'sources.list' file will be rewritten with the correct addresses.
Worked like a charm! Thank you for your help!
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