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Apt-get and software manager

Postby gteddykaj on Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:27 pm

Ok so I have installed nadia 2 times and both times when i try to install software up to a certain point the repos get corrupted within specifically this file : /var/lib/apt/lists/archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_main_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS
I tried to remove three times and used a bunch of commands to fix it. finally I had to use gedit and erase the file internally and save the file as blank in order to get it back to working. Is anyone else having this problem?

I am on a toshiba satellite c650-u10 here is the output from the terminal as #su

kaj-Satellite-C650 Desktop # apt-get update
Ign http://dl.google.com stable InRelease
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security InRelease
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release.gpg
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal InRelease
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal InRelease
Hit http://dl.google.com stable Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com quantal Release.gpg
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates InRelease
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com quantal Release
Hit http://dl.google.com stable/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release.gpg
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main i386 Packages
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia InRelease
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted i386 Packages
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe amd64 Packages
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia Release.gpg [197 B]
Ign http://dl.google.com stable/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://archive.canonical.com quantal/partner Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com quantal-security/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/free Translation-en
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.medibuntu.org quantal/non-free Translation-en
Get:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia Release [17.6 kB]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/restricted Translation-en_US
Get:3 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main amd64 Packages [22.4 kB]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal/universe Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Get:4 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream amd64 Packages [11.3 kB]
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com quantal-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Get:5 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import amd64 Packages [43.2 kB]
Get:6 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main i386 Packages [22.4 kB]
Get:7 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream i386 Packages [11.3 kB]
Get:8 http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import i386 Packages [44.0 kB]
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import Translation-en_US
Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/import Translation-en
Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main Translation-en_US
Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/main Translation-en
Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream Translation-en_US
Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Err http://packages.linuxmint.com nadia/upstream Translation-en
Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:
Fetched 172 kB in 2min 21s (1,219 B/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... tion-en_US Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/nad ... slation-en Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http:

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

Any help in this would be greatly appr. believe it to be a bug but not sure new to linux
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Re: Apt-get and software manager

Postby eraser1171 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:27 pm

This looks like a problem that has been reported quite often in this forum since December 2012 (type "linuxmint update problem" in the search box). Basically, the update server seems to be busy. You can try changing your download mirror (Menu, Settings, Software Sources). By default, "main server" should be selected. Try selecting a server that is closer to your geographical location and see if it works. Had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, and switching to the canadian mirror solved it.
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Re: Apt-get and software manager

Postby Riko on Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:29 pm

some problem here! Fresh install of Mint 13 Cinnamon in VMware. but can not do "apt-get update" and "apt-get upgrade" for the above mentioned reason.
The getdeb archives are already commented out.

Thanks and cheers, Riko
Dell Latitude E6230 with Intel i7, 8GB RAM, 500 GB SSD
dual boot: LMDE and Antergos both running gnome-shell
surviving in a Windows world with VMware WS 10 and Crossover 13
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Re: Apt-get and software manager

Postby Riko on Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:32 pm

eraser1171 wrote:This looks like a problem that has been reported quite often in this forum since December 2012 (type "linuxmint update problem" in the search box). Basically, the update server seems to be busy. You can try changing your download mirror (Menu, Settings, Software Sources). By default, "main server" should be selected. Try selecting a server that is closer to your geographical location and see if it works. Had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, and switching to the canadian mirror solved it.


Uhps, posted a second too late! :)

That fixed it for me. Thanks!
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Re: Apt-get and software manager

Postby eraser1171 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:23 am

Glad I could help!
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Re: Apt-get and software manager

Postby aac74 on Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:51 am

In mint 14, in software sources if you select:
downolad from > other
you can click a button to scan for the best server and the quickest one nearest you should be found.
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