[Solved] Problem With Mirrors?

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[Solved] Problem With Mirrors?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:52 pm

Hi all,

When I update aptitude I get the following errors:
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W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/import/binary-amd64/Packages: Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.linuxmint.com:http' (-11 - System error)
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
E: Couldn't rebuild package cache


So in complete ignorance I checked to see if there was a better mirror to use.
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$sudo mint-choose-debian-mirror
Current server: 'http://mirror.rts-informatique.fr/linuxmint/debian' (latest)
An error occurred:  Couldn't resolve host 'mirror.rts-informatique.fr'
An error occurred:  Couldn't resolve host 'debian.lth.se'
An error occurred:  Couldn't resolve host 'lmde-mirror.gwendallebihan.net'
An error occurred:  Couldn't resolve host 'debian.linuxmint.com'
Best server: None


I'm posting from this machine, so I do have internet access, and they all ping so they can be seen from this machine. Any idea what's happening?

Thanks
Last edited by WhatUsernameIsFree? on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Problem With Mirrors?

Postby zerozero on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:01 pm

Something wicked happened resolving 'packages.linuxmint.com:http' (-11 - System error)
this usually means DNS problems
this is just one of the bug reports opened regarding this issue >> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/574886
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Re: Problem With Mirrors?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:09 pm

My DNS is pointed at Google's DNS within network manager. Is this not the current workaround?
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Re: Problem With Mirrors?

Postby WhatUsernameIsFree? on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:46 am

This I randomly stumbled across. Within /etc/nsswitch.conf I had
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hosts:          wins files dns
. I removed the wins and it updated fine after that.
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