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Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down - up again

Postby xenopeek on Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:09 pm

Update February 3rd: As per today's announcement, the GetDeb and PlayDeb repositories are operational again. This does not mean however that GetDeb and PlayDeb will continue as before. The maintainer shares his intention to do an online survey, and reduce the number of packages that will be available for Ubuntu 13.04 in the GetDeb and PlayDeb repositories to a manageable number. The most popular packages he is planning to integrate into the Ubuntu repositories directly, forgoing the need to add the GetDeb and PlayDeb repositories to your system. It is unclear to me what has brought about this change, as just over two weeks ago the clearly worded "I decided to discontinue GetDeb and PlayDeb" announcement left little doubt. But, good news for those that enjoy using GetDeb and PlayDeb!

Update Jnauary 19th: it was shared yesterday that both of these software portals have been discontinued permanently. Read more on the global announcement: viewtopic.php?f=143&t=123258.

It appears the websites http://www.getdeb.net/ and http://www.playdeb.net/ are down. If you try using the Update Manager or use commands like "sudo apt-get update" or "apt update" you are most likely getting errors like:
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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dists/precise-getdeb/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to archive.getdeb.net:http:

This is caused by the above websites being down.

You can either disable the GetDeb and PlayDeb repositories till these websites are up again or you can switch to a mirror. The latter is detailed in SurfaceUnits' post here: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=118809&p=656166#p656112 (thanks zerozero for the link).

If anybody has news as to what is up with these websites, kindly share here.
Last edited by xenopeek on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:16 pm, edited 6 times in total.
Reason: Removed sticky; linked to global announcement.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby HaMi on Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Mint 13 Mate.
I have still similar trouble updating.
Screenshot is in finnish, but point is, that update can not found those recourses:
http://i.imgur.com/cNK92.png
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby xenopeek on Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:29 am

Their blog is still operational I found. They have a hardware failure: http://blog.getdeb.net/.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby darl653 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:33 am

Im having the same problem with mintupdate.
This is the error message.

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/pool/main ... .7_all.deb
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby xenopeek on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:50 am

darl653, that is a different problem (look at the error, there is no "getdeb" in there anywhere). The Linux Mint repository is having problems since yesterday, and that is what this error is. The team is working on fixing that.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby everfree on Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:21 pm

I cant finish my update today either . Mint 13 Mate

Reload from Synaptic:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the list directory

Mint updater just stalls on :
mdm and mint-mdm-themes
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby AlbertP on Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:31 pm

And that also is a different error. If your error is not EXACTLY what is described in the start post then please don't post here but open your own topic.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby HaMi on Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:12 am

"The server is currently down because of a power outage with hardware failure. Please be patient."
I dont understand, why it take so long time to fix it?
Do I need archive.getdeb.net at all?
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby AlbertP on Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:08 am

You don't need it. It is not enabled by default in Mint so it's fine to disable both GetDeb options in Software Sources on the Others tab.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby HaMi on Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:23 am

AlbertP wrote:You don't need it. It is not enabled by default in Mint so it's fine to disable both GetDeb options in Software Sources on the Others tab.


Yes. In my case archive.getdeb.net is for applets from Screenlets, Slideshow, games like chess and others.They are not so important, and there is no errors.
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getdeb.net repositories are down

Postby dhimes on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:24 am

They have been for a while (a couple of weeks anyway). In case anybody is googling why their package manager isn't working, this may be the problem. See http://blog.getdeb.net/
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Reason: Same subject, so merged to this topic. Still no updates on the blog though...
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby dhimes on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:47 pm

Thanks, Vincent. I did try to find the topic, google, and what-not before I started a new thread. I promise! I guess I figured it would be under "announcements" or something. Not much is turning up in the google world about broken ubuntu repos, btw. One of those situations where "if you know enough to be able to google it, you don't need to google it" I suppose.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby eMcE on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:24 am

From GetDeb.net post on G+:
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GetDeb and PlayDeb discontinue

After the server crash where also the GetDeb and PlayDeb database was lost and given the fact that GetDeb and PlayDeb now have too many packages to be handled as a one-man-project I decided to discontinue GetDeb and PlayDeb.
In the last years I have spent so many hours in the project that now it is just too much for me to maintain beside my usual job.

But this does not mean that all the work in GetDeb and PlayDeb is lost. The repository is still completely mirrored, e.g.: http://mirror.informatik.uni-mannheim.d ... untu/pool/ (Google search: 'quantal-getdeb-testing intitle:"Index of"' should give you a good list).
Also all the package script (i.e. the debian directory) for every package in the precise and quantal repository are available in my GitHub repositories:
* https://github.com/ckorn/GetDeb
* https://github.com/ckorn/PlayDeb
* For special upstream watchers there is this repository: https://github.com/ckorn/Upstream-watchers

The web interface of both GetDeb and PlayDeb is called apt-portal which is specialised for viewing the information in an apt repository:
* https://code.launchpad.net/apt-portal

And finally there are the scripts and little helpers of the automated build process:
* https://code.launchpad.net/debfactory

The entire repository of Debian packages can be downloaded with this script:
* http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=JaVkvFFZ

It is currently 84GiB in size so please only download it if you really want all the packages. If you just want some simply use a mirror.

Let me also thank everybody of you for the trust you had in GetDeb and PlayDeb as an unofficial repository. I think GetDeb and PlayDeb were one of the greatest unofficial repositories for Ubuntu packages.
I think to spend some time to bring some of the packages in the official repository.

Thank you and bye!

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Thats all Folks. GetDeb & PlayDeb are dead for now.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby xenopeek on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:15 am

Thanks eMcE; I've made a global announcement to inform all the users within out community.
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Re: Trouble updating? archive.getdeb.net is down

Postby eMcE on Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:44 am

GetDeb and PlayDeb are back online! :D

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