Is it me or the server? Still trouble updating

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Is it me or the server? Still trouble updating

Postby evariste on Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:28 pm

Hi guys,

I, like many others it seems, have had trouble updating lately. In view of the advice given in this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=122213

I have changed to a mirror server in my country, however I get precisely the same errors as before. Specifically, a dialogue box appears and informs me that

"Could not download all repository indexes. The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct."

At the risk of providing too much information, it provides a list of what failed:

GPG error: http://mirror.internode.on.net maya InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.internode.on.net_pub_linuxmint-packages_dists_maya_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned messageGPG error: http://packages.medibuntu.org precise InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_precise_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned messageGPG error: http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned messageGPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned messageGPG error: http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned messageGPG error: http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease: File /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_InRelease doesn't start with a clearsigned messageFailed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.internode.on.net_pub_linuxmint-packages_dists_maya_upstream_binary-amd64_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linu ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.internode.on.net_pub_linuxmint-packages_dists_maya_import_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linu ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.internode.on.net_pub_linuxmint-packages_dists_maya_main_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/linu ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/mirror.internode.on.net_pub_linuxmint-packages_dists_maya_upstream_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/pre ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_precise_free_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://packages.medibuntu.org/dists/pre ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_precise_non-free_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dis ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.canonical.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_partner_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_multiverse_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_restricted_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_universe_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_multiverse_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_restricted_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_universe_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_main_binary-amd64_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_main_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_multiverse_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_restricted_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/ ... i18n/Index No Hash entry in Release file /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_universe_i18n_Index
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise_main_binary-amd64_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/packages.medibuntu.org_dists_precise_non-free_binary-i386_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_multiverse_binary-amd64_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_restricted_binary-i386_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-security_multiverse_binary-i386_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_universe_binary-amd64_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_restricted_binary-i386_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Failed to fetch gzip:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_universe_binary-i386_Packages Encountered a section with no Package: header
Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


Watching them download live, I noticed that all of the "InRelease" packages seemed to fail.

Now, I am presently living in a university college where I access the internet via the college's proxy. A couple of guys on my floor that use Ubuntu have suggested that this may be the cause of my headache, as they don't have any trouble (they use the university's wireless, which is distinct from the college network. I don't use the wireless because I can't download the driver for my wireless card for some reason).

Any suggestions for a solution to all this would be greatly appreciated; I haven't been able to update Mint (Mint 13 Main Edition) since I installed it and it's becoming rather frustrating.
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Re: Is it me or the server? Still trouble updating

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:10 pm

It is the server.

It is blocked to link with mirror servers.
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Re: Is it me or the server? Still trouble updating

Postby evariste on Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:48 am

So how might I go about resolving this? Would unchecking the boxes for "Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'", "Canonical Partners" and "http://packages.medibuntu.org/precise" do it, or is that even advisable?
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Re: Is it me or the server? Still trouble updating

Postby evariste on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:52 pm

So I tried doing what I suggested in my previous post - unchecking the boxes of what I thought were the problem servers - and Update Manager is still not giving me any love. Changing mirrors doesn't work either.

Does anyone know what on earth could be going wrong? The large(r) thread I provided a link to in my original post doesn't seem to apply to my situation, unless I'm missing something. I'm very much a newbie to Mint so this is a distinct possibility.
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Re: Is it me or the server? Still trouble updating

Postby jungle_boy on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:01 pm

Sorry, I read now calmly your first post and understand it better. Forget what I said; follow the instructions of xenopeek
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