Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

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Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby Hirulak on Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:32 am

I'm using linux mint 13 (mate) on my netbook. It worked fine and recently i tried to install an application through software manager and realized that its not longer working, Though I an a newbie, by experience I know some of those problems can resolved by updating. So I tried to update using
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sudo apt-get update


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hirulak@hirulak-AOD270 ~ $ sudo apt-get update
Ign file: binary/ InRelease
Ign file: binary/ Release.gpg                                                 
Ign file: binary/ Release                                                     
Ign file: binary/ Translation-en_US                                           
Ign file: binary/ Translation-en                                               
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org precise InRelease                           
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com maya InRelease                               
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease                     
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease                             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease                               
Ign http://downloads.sourceforge.net all InRelease                             
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net precise-getdeb InRelease                         
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease                                     
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise InRelease                                 
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com maya Release.gpg                             
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.linuxmint.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg                   
  Something wicked happened resolving 'security.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://packages.medibuntu.org precise Release.gpg                         
  Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.medibuntu.org:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease                       
Err http://archive.getdeb.net precise-getdeb Release.gpg                       
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.getdeb.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise InRelease                                 
Err http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg                           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://downloads.sourceforge.net all Release.gpg                           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'downloads.sourceforge.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg                                   
  Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com maya Release                                 
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg                               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'ppa.launchpad.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg                             
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release                       
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise Release                               
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org precise Release                             
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net precise-getdeb Release                           
Ign http://downloads.sourceforge.net all Release                               
Ign http://dl.google.com stable Release                                   
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg                     
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg                               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'ppa.launchpad.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release                                 
Ign http://downloads.sourceforge.net all/main TranslationIndex                 
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main TranslationIndex                         
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release                                   
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release                         
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net precise-getdeb/apps TranslationIndex             
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org precise/free TranslationIndex               
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release                                   
Ign http://archive.getdeb.net precise-getdeb/games TranslationIndex           
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com maya/import TranslationIndex                 
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org precise/non-free TranslationIndex           
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex         
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com maya/main TranslationIndex                   
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex   
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex                     
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex     
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Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex                     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex             
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex               
Err http://downloads.sourceforge.net all/main i386 Packages                   
  Something wicked happened resolving 'downloads.sourceforge.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages                 
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             
  Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_US             
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://downloads.sourceforge.net all/main Translation-en_US               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'downloads.sourceforge.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US                         
  Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://downloads.sourceforge.net all/main Translation-en                   
  Something wicked happened resolving 'downloads.sourceforge.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex           
Err http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en               
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en                           
  Something wicked happened resolving 'dl.google.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex     
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex     
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but it does not seems working either. I googled and did everything they have asked to do but still they dont work. Sypnatic package manager does not work either.

Please help me through this
Thanks in advance
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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby Hirulak on Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:49 am

nobody knows? :(
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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby Hirulak on Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:52 am

bump
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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby Hirulak on Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:06 pm

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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby dobbelyou on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:37 am

pls post your sources.list here
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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby catweazel on Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:44 am

Hirulak wrote:
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hirulak@hirulak-AOD270 ~ $ sudo apt-get update
       
  Something wicked happened resolving 'downloads.sourceforge.net:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages                 
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Err http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages                             



Do this:
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sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.dud
sudo apt-get update
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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby dobbelyou on Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:38 pm

is this solved?
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Re: Cannot update, software manager, synatic not working

Postby PhysicsIsPhun on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:42 am

G'day,

I'm late into this discussion but I too found that my software update would simply fail to start after asking for authentication it would simply sit there and do nothing.

I tried the mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.dud and after the apt-get update it only showed me applications I had installed. I copied the fiies back again and ran update again and the problem is fixed. I'm not exactly sure which step is the magic one but at least everything is working again.

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