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[Solved] Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:44 pm

I just did a clean install of Rosa and am now in the process of re-installing and configuring (most) everything back to where I had it. Then suddenly the Package Update Manager went AWOL complaining about the method driver, the same one that apparently other people have problems with. I tried the suggestions and rebooted and now the Update Manager was working the way it should--almost. Reloading the Update Manager or Synaptic gave me a box with the heading
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.
In the box is the all-too-familiar message
The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https// could not be found.
Then I did this.

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whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
rm: cannot remove ‘/var/lib/apt/lists/partial’: Is a directory
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get update
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https// could not be found.
That fixed the Update Manager, but Synaptic still gives the error, and it only shows the installed packages, even though I have “All” selected.

On top of that, I noticed another problem that seems related.

I copied this manually, since I didn’t know any other way of getting the list. Besides, it’s a little long. Note especially the last entry. That is when I decided I had enough bad news. My comments are in brackets.

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Partial list of Foreign Packages
accountsservice
acl
acpid
acpi-support
add-apt-key
adduser
adobe-flashplugin
alsa-base
alsa-utils
anacron
apg
apt
apt-clone
aptdaemon
aptdaemon-data
aptitude
aptitude-common
apt-transport-https
apturl
apturl-common
apt-utils
apt-xapian-index
archdetect-deb
arj
aspell
aspell-en
assogiate
...
brasero
brasero-cdrkit
brasero-common
britty
bsdmainutils
bsdutils
busybox-initramfs
bzip2
cabextract
ca-certificates
ca-certificates-java
caja
caja-common
caja-extensions-common
caja-folder-color-switcher
caja-gksu
caja-open-terminal
casper
cifs-utils
cli-common
cnijfilter-common [my Cannon printer]
cnijfilter-ip2800series
colord
command-not-found
command-not-found-data
compiz
compizconfig-settings-manager
compiz-core
compiz-gnome
compiz-plugins
compiz-plugins-default
...
cups
cups-browsed
cups-bsd
cups-client
cups-common
cups-core-drivers
cups-daemon
cups-filters
cups-filters-core-drivers
cups-pk-helper
cups-ppdc
cups-server-common
...
firefox
...
mate-applets
mate-applets-common
mate-common
mate-control-center
mate-control-center-common
mate-desktop
mate-icon-theme
mate-indicator-applet
mate-indicator-applet-common
mate-media
mate-media-common
mate-menus
...
mint-common
...
mint-meta-core
mint-meta-mate [!!!! Okay definitely something is wrong.]
I am guessing that there is a main repository that is supposed to be on the list that is missing. Possibly the first one should be replaced. After the first time of updating everything, I was asked if I wanted to use a local mirror. I replaced only the first one. It didn’t seem to be a problem, but later when I tried to go back to the default, it didn’t seem to change. I can’t remember what the first repository was now, but resetting to defaults didn’t change anything.

Now, I seem to remember that switching to a local mirror was a bad idea before. Which begs the question: If switching to anything but the defaults screws things up, why offer to change them?

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System:    Host: BookOfShadows Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: MATE 1.12.0  Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list
           deb http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa main upstream import
           deb http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa main
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu trusty-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ trusty partner
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera-stable.list
           deb https//:deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)

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Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii  apt            1.0.1ubuntu2 amd64        commandline package manager
ii  apt-clone      0.3.1~ubuntu all          Script to create state bundles
un  apt-doc        <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  apt-forktracer <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  apt-listbugs   <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  apt-listchange <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  apt-p2p        <none>       <none>       (no description available)
ii  apt-transport- 1.0.1ubuntu2 amd64        https download transport for APT
ii  apt-utils      1.0.1ubuntu2 amd64        package management related utilit
ii  apt-xapian-ind 0.45ubuntu4  all          maintenance and search tools for 
ii  aptdaemon      1.1.1-1ubunt all          transaction based package managem
ii  aptdaemon-data 1.1.1-1ubunt all          data files for clients
ii  aptitude       0.6.8.2-1ubu amd64        terminal-based package manager
ii  aptitude-commo 0.6.8.2-1ubu all          architecture indepedent files for
un  aptitude-doc   <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  aptitude-doc-e <none>       <none>       (no description available)
un  aptoncd        <none>       <none>       (no description available)
ii  apturl         0.4.1ubuntu4 all          install packages using the apt pr
ii  apturl-common  0.4.1ubuntu4 all          install packages using the apt pr
un  apturl-kde     <none>       <none>       (no description available)
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:05 am

I have an update. I used the install CD of Rosa to replace /etc/apt and /usr/lib/apt. Software Manager, Synaptic and Update Manager are now showing all of the packages again, but I still get the error message about the method driver. I haven’t tried using anything yet though.

UPDATE 2
I successfully downloaded packages from Synaptic, but I had to turn off Update Manager to do it. Wine and Steam will not install without uninstalling Opera-Stable. They didn’t need to do that before. There are some packages that will flag the main package as broken. It cannot be fixed by selecting Fix Broken Packages. In Software Manager these packages are disabled with a notice to use Apt-Get, but Apt-Get will not download the dependencies and so will not download the main packages.

I just now tried apt-get maintenance, but apt-get refused to update.

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whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get clean
[sudo] password for whitephoenix: 
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get autoclean
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get update
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https// could not be found.
Just out of curiosity, is the second slash supposed to be at the end of the path after “https”?
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:46 am

Another Update

I wound up re-installing Rosa and fixed the problem long enough to get everything installed and setup just how I want it. Everything was all nice and clean.


Then the error message returned and will not allow the Update Manager to work, nor will it allow me to use apt-get update.
However, I did save everything I did in the terminal. Come to think of it wasn’t there something about a history kept of Synaptic’s activities? That might hold a clue as to what went wrong to cause the problem to return.

I could re-install again, but it would probably just keep returning.

Transcription of terminal activity. Everything I did in the terminal from just after finishing the re-install to when I received the error message.

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whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get clean
[sudo] password for whitephoenix:
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get autoclean
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  update-notifier-common
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
After this operation, 2,139 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 178220 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing update-notifier-common (0.154.1ubuntu2) ...
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get update
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main amd64 Packages
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease [65.9 kB]
Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages [943 kB]
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [16.4 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease
Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages [397 kB]
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner amd64 Packages
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main i386 Packages
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [14.0 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream i386 Packages
Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import i386 Packages
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages [904 kB]
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release.gpg
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty Release
Hit http://archive.removed trusty-removed InRelease
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources
Hit http://archive.removed trusty-removed/apps amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.removed trusty-removed/apps i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import Translation-en_US
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/import Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa/upstream Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted amd64 Packages
Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign http://archive.removed trusty-removed/apps Translation-en_US
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages
Ign http://archive.removed trusty-removed/apps Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US
Fetched 2,340 kB in 17s (133 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  mintsystem
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get install alien dpkg-dev debhelper build-essential
[sudo] password for whitephoenix:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
alien is already the newest version.
debhelper is already the newest version.
debhelper set to manually installed.
dpkg-dev is already the newest version.
dpkg-dev set to manually installed.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386
  libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386 libhx509-5-heimdal:i386
  libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386 liblcms2-2:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386
  libroken18-heimdal:i386 libsasl2-2:i386 libsasl2-modules-db:i386
  libwind0-heimdal:i386 ocl-icd-libopencl1 ocl-icd-libopencl1:i386 wine1.6
  wine1.6-amd64 wine1.6-i386:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  build-essential
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 4,838 B of archives.
After this operation, 37.9 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main build-essential amd64 11.6ubuntu6 [4,838 B]
Fetched 4,838 B in 0s (17.1 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package build-essential.
(Reading database ... 225568 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../build-essential_11.6ubuntu6_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking build-essential (11.6ubuntu6) ...
Setting up build-essential (11.6ubuntu6) ...
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get clean
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get autoclean
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 libgssapi3-heimdal:i386 libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386
  libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386 libhx509-5-heimdal:i386
  libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386 liblcms2-2:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386
  libroken18-heimdal:i386 libsasl2-2:i386 libsasl2-modules-db:i386
  libwind0-heimdal:i386 ocl-icd-libopencl1 ocl-icd-libopencl1:i386 wine1.6
  wine1.6-amd64 wine1.6-i386:i386
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 18 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 249 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 225576 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing wine1.6-amd64 (1:1.6.2-0ubuntu4) ...
Removing ocl-icd-libopencl1:amd64 (2.1.3-4) ...
Removing wine1.6-i386 (1:1.6.2-0ubuntu4) ...
Removing wine1.6 (1:1.6.2-0ubuntu4) ...
update-binfmts: warning: no executable /usr/bin/wine found, but continuing anyway as you request
Removing libldap-2.4-2:i386 (2.4.31-1+nmu2ubuntu8.3) ...
Removing libgssapi3-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libheimntlm0-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libkrb5-26-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libhx509-5-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libhcrypto4-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libheimbase1-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing liblcms2-2:i386 (2.6-3ubuntu1~trusty1) ...
Removing libwind0-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libsasl2-2:i386 (2.1.25.dfsg1-17build1) ...
Removing libsasl2-modules-db:i386 (2.1.25.dfsg1-17build1) ...
Removing ocl-icd-libopencl1:i386 (2.1.3-4) ...
Removing libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Removing libroken18-heimdal:i386 (1.6~git20131207+dfsg-1ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.9) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.13-1) ...
Processing triggers for doc-base (0.10.5) ...
Processing 1 removed doc-base file...
Registering documents with scrollkeeper...
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $ sudo apt-get update
E: The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/https// could not be found.
whitephoenix@BookOfShadows ~/Desktop $
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by austin.texas » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:15 am

Install apt-transport-https:

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sudo apt install apt-transport-https
Description: https download transport for APT
This package enables the usage of 'deb https://foo distro main' lines in the /etc/apt/sources.list so that all package managers using the libapt-pkg library can access metadata and packages available in sources accessible over https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

This transport supports server as well as client authentication with certificates.
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:13 pm

austin.texas wrote:Install apt-transport-https:

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sudo apt install apt-transport-https
Description: https download transport for APT
This package enables the usage of 'deb https://foo distro main' lines in the /etc/apt/sources.list so that all package managers using the libapt-pkg library can access metadata and packages available in sources accessible over https (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

This transport supports server as well as client authentication with certificates.
Thanks, but apt-transport-https is already installed and Synaptics will not allow me to re-install it. Right now I am working on a theory that it doesn’t like the PPA. I will remove it and see what happens. I don’t really need it any more anyway.
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:23 pm

I think I have found the problem. I turned off each PPA and extra repository until finally all the problems went away. It happened when I disabled the URL for the stable Opera browser that was installed when I installed Opera.

deb https//:deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free Opera Browser (final releases)

Since everything works fine after re-enabling the other repository and PPA, this must be an incorrect URL. I know there is at least two for opera-stable. One works without any problems. The other (before) would simply refuse to download Opera. This one causes the error that has been driving everyone nuts for the past few years. At least that is my theory. Ask everyone who has reported this problem if they were using the Opera based on Chromium. It may be any Chromium-based browser, but I doubt it. It is simply a typo in the URL. That is the only difference between the one that worked and the one that didn’t before. I can’t tell what the typo is just by looking at it, and I don’t have the other URLs to compare.

I have sent a tweet to Opera, since when I had the problem last time they sent me the correct URL.
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:52 pm

Well, it wasn’t Opera. It turned out to be a couple of issues all but one easily resolved.

First, updating the repositories should only be done in Software Sources. Even if you are using the terminal, all other package management applications need to be closed.

This last one is a bug I think. The work-around is to uncheck the CD-ROM as a repository. I could never get this to work in Nadia or Quiana either. No big loss.
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Re: Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by Penn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:06 pm

White Phoenix wrote:deb https//:deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free Opera Browser (final releases)
Your colon is in the wrong place. That should read

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https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/

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Re: [Solved] Could not download all repository indexes (Rosa)

Post by White Phoenix » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:21 pm

Penn wrote:White Phoenix wrote:
deb https//:deb.opera.com/opera-stable/ stable non-free Opera Browser (final releases)

Your colon is in the wrong place. That should read

CODE: SELECT ALL
https://deb.opera.com/opera-stable/
I can’t remember if I typed that line myself when I posted, or if I copy-pasted it. Opera installs the repository itself. While it is unlikely they had a typo, I suppose it’s possible. Anyway, the correct URL was eventually used. After that, only the CD repository hasn’t worked. But then, as I wrote before, it has never worked since I started using MInt, even when installing. So now I just uncheck it, and check removed in its place.
Linux Mint 17.3 / MATE
Toshiba Satellite L655d-S5151 (Intel dual processor, 64bit, 4G RAM)

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