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packages.linuxmint.com currently down [SOLVED]

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Subject says it all . . ?

Any info ?

Update: Website http://packages.linuxmint.com is down, mintUpdate throws errors, ping packages.linuxmint.com works (177 ms average)
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Booted up my kde box, and the same results in all three checks.
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Same here, did KDE install and cant update my system.
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Same here, did a Mint 7 install but can't update...
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ditto
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Hey Guys and Girls,
Remember you can always use a local repo for the packages & updates (helps keep LM's overall bandwidth lower also). http://linuxmint.com/mirrors.php

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dborg wrote:Hey Guys and Girls,
Remember you can always use a local repo for the packages & updates (helps keep LM's overall bandwidth lower also). http://linuxmint.com/mirrors.php

Cheers
How do i download packages from: http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/linuxmint/ ?
Or what did you mean ?
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I have alerted Clem
Please PM me if things like this happens (down more than a few hours)
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Now its works, for me.. :D
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I noticed that as well, wasn't sure if it was global problem or... :D
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How do i download packages from: http://ftp.df.lth.se/pub/linuxmint/ ?
Directly or you could add it to your sources.list - direct edit or with software sources
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I'm still getting the same errror from my mintUpdate.

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Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/helena/Release  Unable to find expected entry  community/binary-i386/Packages in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I tried changing default repository server, but it's the same. If i do 'sudo aptitude update' i get no errors, same from synaptic. Only mintUpdate reports this problem.

Any idea greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Hi,

Try to remove the offending line from /etc/apt/sources, then tell mintupdate to refresh. See if you still get an error. If you don't, try and put it back in.

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It throws an error because of that line and if i remove it, mintUpdate reports no errors. Once i put it back in, the error is back. I did however miss earlier that synaptic also reports this problem. I tried switching a few mirrors, but it's the same. aptitude from command line works as expected.
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mintupdate uses Synaptic to refresh its cache.

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Hi Clem,

thanks for the info.

So far i tried:
sudo aptitude clean
deleted *.bin in /var/cache/apt/
changed repository mirrors

I don't know where's the problem, at least i can do updates from command line. I did however reformat my root partition recently and kept my home partition intact, perhaps there are some files stored in my home directory that could be causing this mess?

Thanks again for the help,

best regards
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Hi,

Try to go in Synaptic, reload, then in the preferences update the sources by unselecting-reselecting them... and see if that fixes the problem.

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Hi,

the problem remains, even if I uncheck/recheck all the boxes in the Software Sources. Then I tried manually editing sources.list file, and found out that in this line
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ helena community main upstream import

the 'community' part is problematic. After manually removing it, the problem went away. This is the default repo, yes, and needs to be there?

Thanks,
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Oh ok :)

The community section isn't there for Helena anymore. CEs now have their own repositories and users need to go through maintainers to add packages to the repository.

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