Are the repositories working?

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Hessian Fairy
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Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:28 pm

I haven't had a suggested update appear in update manager for well over a week. I haven't changed any settings, except recently I've switched mirrors a couple times to see if it was just a problem with the servers on particular mirrors, but that didn't produce anything new. I'm used to updates appearing every few days, at the longest.

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by karlchen » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:53 pm

Q: Are the repositories working?
A: Yes, they are. :-)

Seriously. In order to be able to give an answer which will be more meaningful, it would be useful if you provided a few details about your system which may have influence on whether Update Manager will display any available software update or not:
  • Please, post the screen output of the terminal command

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    inxi -Sr
    Note: capital S, lowercase r.
  • Please, post the screen output of the terminal command

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    sudo apt-get update
  • Please, check inside Update Manager, which safety level you have enabled as visible and as safe for installation. Default is level 1, 2 and 3. In case you should have disabled them, Update Manager would not display any updates at all.
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:05 pm

Thank you for the help. Here's the output for the codes you suggested:
For inxi -Sr :

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System:    Host: <my computer username removed> Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 4.14.2
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/clipgrab-team-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           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.linux.duke.edu/ubuntu trusty main restricted universe multiverse
           deb http://archive.linux.duke.edu/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/spotify.list
           deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/team-xbmc-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/team-xbmc-xbmc-nightly-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntu-wine-ppa-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu trusty main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/webupd8team-tor-browser-trusty.list
           deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/tor-browser/ubuntu trusty main
           deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/tor-browser/ubuntu trusty main
For sudo apt-get update:

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Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease
4% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Waiting fo                                                               Ign http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease
7% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Waiting fo                                                               Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg
19% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he                                                               Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg
24% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (6                                                               Ign http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty InRelease
28% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.com                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease
                                                               Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease
32% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
32% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he32% [InRelease gpgv 65.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for23% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he23% [InRelease gpgv 15.4 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for23% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he                                                               Hit http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty-updates InRelease
23% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he23% [InRelease gpgv 65.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for19% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he                                                               Hit http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release
19% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to 19% [Release gpgv 24.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for h                                                               Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease
19% [Release gpgv 24.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for h                                                               Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release
19% [Release gpgv 24.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to17% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to archive.linux.duke.edu17% [InRelease gpgv 3,302 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting 17% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.com17% [Release gpgv 3,206 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to18% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.com                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg
19% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for he                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease
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21% [Packages 3,111 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to pa100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.co100% [Packages 117 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to pac100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.co100% [Packages 23.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to pa100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.co                                                               Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free amd64 Packages
100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.co100% [Packages 4,005 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to pa100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.co                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release
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100% [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Wai100% [InRelease gpgv 15.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to packages.linuxmint.co                                                               Hit http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
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100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Connecting to archive.linux.duke.edu (                                                               Hit http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/multiverse i386 Packages
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100% [Packages 674 kB] [Connecting to archive.linux.duke.edu (1                                                               100% [Translation-en 4,149 kB] [Connecting to archive.linux.duk                                                               Hit http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/multiverse Translation-en
100% [Translation-en 409 kB] [Connecting to archive.linux.duke.                                                               Hit http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/restricted Translation-en
100% [Working]                                                 100% [Connecting to archive.linux.duke.edu (152.3.102.53)]                                                                    Hit http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/universe Translation-en
100% [Working]                                                 100% [Translation-en 18.6 MB] [Connecting to archive.linux.duke100% [Waiting for headers]                                     100% [Waiting for headers]                                                                                                    Ign http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/main Translation-en_US
100% [Working]                                                                                                                Ign http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/multiverse Translation-en_US
100% [Working]                                                                                                                Ign http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/restricted Translation-en_US
100% [Working]                                                                                                                Ign http://archive.linux.duke.edu trusty/universe Translation-en_US
100% [Working] 
I have left the safety level at 1, 2, and 3. Just to see if that was the problem, I checked 4 and 5, and then I refreshed the update manager, but no 4 or 5 updates appeared.

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by marouane87 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:16 am

It hapened to me in the past. You have to go in the Software sources and press a button of a "fix sources" or something similar and then refresh the update Manager.

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by karlchen » Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:26 pm

Hello, Hessian Fairy.

Your output of sudo apt-get update does not really look like the output of apt-get to me. - Maybe this is because I have never seen the same type of additional messages inside my own apt-get output.
To me this looks as if apt get experiences a tremendous amount of connectivity problems.
Does the machine exhibit problems connecting to other internet addresses as well?
Like when fetching or sending e-mail with Thunderbird?
Like when wisiting webpages in Firefox?
Is this really the same machine from which you post here in this thread?

In case marouane87's advice does not solve the problem, I would like to suggest to follow this piece of advice: Force apt-get to use IPv4 only.
I admit I do not see any hint in your output that IPv4 vs. IPv6 really is the problem.
Yet, trying will do no harm. And reverting is easy. (By removing the file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/99force-ipv4)

HTH, and let us know how things evolve, please.
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:05 am

@ marouane87: I think you mean "fix mergelist problems" in the maintenance section of software sources? I tried that, and it said that the problem was fixed, but there are still no updates after refreshing the cache. If that was not what you mean, then what is it?

@ karlchen: I don't have connection issues per se. I don't use thunderbird, but both Firefox and Tor browser run fine on my machine, as well as web-based apps like spotify, I've also used youtube-dl to grab videos, so I don't know if it's connectivity. I'm posting from the same box now, and the sudo apt-get update output is indeed from the same box. However, I have a wifi card that wasn't supported by the initial install, I had to install backports. Could it be something with the card? I had alot of trouble getting the card to work, but that may be that I am brand new to linux. The card is a qualcom atheros. I have done multiple updates since, with no problems. It's only recently I've had problems. 10 days (or thereabouts) seems too long for no updates.
I tried changing the ipv6 settings for my current connection to ignore in the connections editor, but no joy, still no updates. The code for forcing ipv4 worked, but still no updates after refreshing the cache in update manager, so i deleted the file. So I don't think its a problem with ipv6 being used.
Also, I'm a newbie who doesn't really 'get' code, (but I'm learning), so could you please tell me which parts of the code indicate connectivity issues, and how you can tell that they mean connectivity issues? I'm learning, but most code still seems like gibberish to me.
Also, I don't know if it is relevant, but in the link you gave me to forcing apt to use ipv4 I saw that the user had gotten the message:

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Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
I got the same code when refreshing the cache to check for updates for a couple days before this problem started. I didn't think it was relevant because it was accompanied by a message saying that my then-current mirror (xmission internet) was out of date. I switched to linuxmint.com even though it was slower, and the message about xmission being out of date and the code about some index files failing to download both went away, so I didn't think it mattered, but now seeing it arise in a similar problem, do you think it is related?

Thnxs for the help.

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:37 pm

Update:
As of this morning, after trying to force apt through ipv4, and then removing the code for forcing ipv4, I tried to refresh the cache in update manager, and got the same error message I got before, and mentioned in my post above:

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W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to extra.linuxmint.com:http: [IP: 68.235.39.11 80]

W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to packages.linuxmint.com:http: [IP: 208.77.20.11 80]

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
The weird thing is that none of the ip addresses are ipv6. Now I'm utterly lost. I have no idea why messing with ip addressing would produce this. Last time I had this problem it was accompanied by a message that my local repository (xmission internet) was out of date, so this time I switched back to xmission, to see what would happen, and after switching and refreshing the cache I got this:

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W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to extra.linuxmint.com:http: [IP: 208.77.20.11 80]

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Again note the ipv4, not ipv6 addressing. Why this would reappear after messing with ipv4/ipv6 settings is unclear. To confuse things more, the message I got last time about xmission being out of date is no where to be seen. Here is the output for sudo apt-get update:

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 sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for <computer user name removed>:  Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa InRelease 4% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connecting                                                               Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa Release.gpg 13% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connecting                                                               Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa Release 13% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connectin13% [Release gpgv 24.2 kB] [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (9111% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connecting                                                               Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/main amd64 Packages 11% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connectin11% [Packages 117 kB] [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.100% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Waiting                                                                Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/upstream amd64 Packages 100% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connecti100% [Packages 201 kB] [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189100% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Waiting                                                                Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/import amd64 Packages 100% [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.189.95.83)] [Connecti100% [Packages 1,522 kB] [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.1                                                               Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/main i386 Packages 100% [Packages 1,522 kB] [Connecting to ppa.launchpad.net (91.1                                                               Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/upstream i386 Packages 100% [Packages 1,522 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [Packages 115 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for heade100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [Packages 201 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for heade100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/import i386 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 1,521 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for hea100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [InRelease gpgv 3,302 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [InRelease gpgv 15.4 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Ign http://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free amd64 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [InRelease gpgv 15.4 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                                                                Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [InRelease gpgv 65.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free i386 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [Packages 2,602 B] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for head100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [InRelease gpgv 15.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [InRelease gpgv 65.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release 100% [InRelease gpgv 65.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages 100% [InRelease gpgv 65.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Packages 3,111 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for hea100% [Packages 3,111 kB] [Release gpgv 9,359 B] [Waiting for he100% [Packages 3,111 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for hea                                                               Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/import Translation-en_US 100% [Packages 3,111 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/import Translation-en 100% [Packages 3,111 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/main Translation-en_US                                                                Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to100% [Packages 188 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for heade                                                               Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/main Translation-en 100% [Packages 188 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/upstream Translation-en_US 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [InRelease gpgv 15.4 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Waiting fo100% [Waiting for headers] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to                                                               Ign http://mirrors.xmission.com rosa/upstream Translation-en 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner amd64 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages 100% [Packages 17.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 5,079 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages 100% [Packages 5,079 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages                                                                Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages 100% [Packages 5,079 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Ign http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free Translation-en_US 100% [Packages 5,079 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 753 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 223 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 20.0 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease 100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waitin100% [InRelease gpgv 15.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting                                                               Ign http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free Translation-en 100% [InRelease gpgv 15.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 19.8 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 2,891 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages 100% [Packages 2,891 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 2,133 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 186 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 66.3 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources 100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waitin100% [Sources 896 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 14.0 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 752 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages 100% [Packages 752 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 4,849 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse i386 Packages 100% [Packages 4,849 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted i386 Packages 100% [Packages 4,849 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 20.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 221 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages 100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waitin100% [Packages 803 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extr100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main Translation-en 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 3,681 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connectin                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe i386 Packages 100% [Translation-en 3,681 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connectin100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 2,139 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse Translation-en 100% [Packages 2,139 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse i386 Packages 100% [Packages 2,139 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 9,314 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 68.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waitin100% [Packages 802 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extr100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted Translation-en 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 27.7 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main Translation-en 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 4,579 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connectin                                                               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe Translation-en 100% [Translation-en 4,579 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connectin100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 373 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting                                                                Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse Translation-en 100% [Translation-en 373 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 26.0 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waitin                                                               100% [Translation-en 341 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting t100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en                                                                100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               100% [Translation-en 30.3 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en                                                                100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               100% [Translation-en 954 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting                                                                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources 100% [Translation-en 954 kB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Sources 73.3 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release                                                                100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               100% [Release gpgv 58.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting t                                                               100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                   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(68.235.39.11)] [Waitin                                                               100% [Packages 113 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages                                                                100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted i386 Packages 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe i386 Packages 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse i386 Packages 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 71.1 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 664 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 8,205 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 100% [Packages 8,205 kB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main Translation-en 100% [Packages 8,205 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to e100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Sources 90.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 185 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse Translation-en 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources 100% [Packages 31.7 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 138 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 674 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 138 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 4,149 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connectin100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 90.1 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 409 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting 100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 21.2 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Sources 18.5 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waitin                                                               100% [Packages 16.9 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en                                                                100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               100% [Translation-en 18.6 MB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 100% [Translation-en 18.6 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.co                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en 100% [Translation-en 18.6 MB] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.co100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Packages 16.7 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ex100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (100% [Translation-en 12.8 kB] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waiting                                                               100% [Sources 1,227 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to ext100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waiting                                                              100% [Packages 534 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extr100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waiting                                                               100% [Packages 532 B] [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extr100% [Waiting for headers] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (                                                               Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waiting                                                               100% [Translation-en 720 B] [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com                                                                100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)] [Waiting                                                               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 100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]        100% [Connecting to extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11)]                                                                       Err http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease              Err http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg           Unable to connect to extra.linuxmint.com:http: [IP: 208.77.20.11 80] Reading package lists... Done W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/InRelease    W: Failed to fetch http://extra.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/Release.gpg  Unable to connect to extra.linuxmint.com:http: [IP: 208.77.20.11 80]  W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. 
It seems from the code above that it is a problem with connecting to extra.linuxmint.com but I don't know how to fix it. It kind of makes sense though because when using the gui (update manager) the blue bar pauses for several minutes right at the end with only a sliver remaining, and then gives the aforementioned error. When using konsole to update with sudo apt-get it pauses for several minute at the end when trying to connect to extra.linuxmint.com at 208.77.20.11 80 , then gives the error message in the above output. I don't know why I can connect to the other addresses but not that last one. So obviously the problem can be narrowed down to a connection with this one address, but I have no idea why this occured, how to fix it, or why different elements of the problem appear and disapear, then appear again.

Thnxs everyone for the help. I'm really frustrated.

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by LinuxJim » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:51 pm

I found something strange:

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$ ping extra.linuxmint.com
PING extra.linuxmint.com (208.77.20.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mx.sygnow.net (208.77.20.11): icmp_seq=1 ttl=55 time=89.4 ms
64 bytes from mx.sygnow.net (208.77.20.11): icmp_seq=2 ttl=55 time=92.2 ms
64 bytes from mx.sygnow.net (208.77.20.11): icmp_seq=3 ttl=55 time=89.2 ms
Doing a 'whois' lookup of mx.sygnow.net shows that the domain is not registered in the whois database.

Who exactly is mx.sygnow.net, and why is extra.linuxmint.com being redirected to it?

EDIT: found sygnow.net (not mx.sygnow.net):

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$ whois sygnow.net
[Querying whois.verisign-grs.com]
[Redirected to whois.dynadot.com]
[Querying whois.dynadot.com]
[whois.dynadot.com]
Domain Name: SYGNOW.NET
Registry Domain ID: 1815968732_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.dynadot.com
Registrar URL: http://www.dynadot.com
Updated Date: 2016-03-22T03:31:45.0Z
Creation Date: 2013-07-18T16:04:29.0Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2016-07-18T16:04:29.0Z
Registrar: DYNADOT LLC
Registrar IANA ID: 472
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse@dynadot.com
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.6502620100
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited
Registry Registrant ID: 
Registrant Name: RTCOMM, LLC c/o Dynadot
Registrant Street: PO Box 701
Registrant City: San Mateo
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 94401
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.6505854708
Registrant Email: privacy@dynadot.com
Registry Admin ID: 
Admin Name: RTCOMM, LLC c/o Dynadot
Admin Street: PO Box 701
Admin City: San Mateo
Admin State/Province: CA
Admin Postal Code: 94401
Admin Country: US
Admin Phone: +1.6505854708
Admin Email: privacy@dynadot.com
I know that Sucuri redirects the main website through a cloud proxy, but I wasn't aware that dynadot or sygnow were involved with the repositories. Can anyone confirm?

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:16 pm

Okay, since there hasn't been enough weirdness, here's some more. I found the following thread on this forum, which goes to the heart of my problem. I found the thread after googling mx.sygnow.net, the first result was the german linuxmint forums, so i searched this site and found it.
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=212913&p=1114470&h ... t#p1114470

I tried a few of the proposed solutions on that thread, but most of it was above my head. First, I pinged 208.77.20.11 and it just kept going, for some reason it wouldn't stop pinging the address. Here's the output:

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ping 208.77.20.11
PING 208.77.20.11 (208.77.20.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 208.77.20.11: icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=59.6 ms
64 bytes from 208.77.20.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=54 time=58.8 ms
64 bytes from 208.77.20.11: icmp_seq=3 ttl=54 time=61.2 ms
64 bytes from 208.77.20.11: icmp_seq=4 ttl=54 time=60.1 ms
It just keeps going like this, at about 60 ms each.
So I pinged extra.linuxmint.com and it just keeps going, giving an endless variant of this:

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PING extra.linuxmint.com (68.235.39.11) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from static-68-235-39-11.cust.tzulo.com (68.235.39.11): icmp_seq=1 ttl=54 time=58.4 ms
The only thing that changes is how long it takes, it goes at about 60 ms, give or take 4 ms. This is different than LinuxJim's results, notice the different ip. the ip in LinuxJim's results is the one that I was having problems with before, but is different than when I put in extra.linuxmint.com , so we are being routed through different cloud proxies maybe? Regardless, I can connect to both ip addresses, so that's not the problem.
Next, I tried connecting to a vpn, in case my ip was blacklisted for some reason. I then refreshed the update manager, and got this now familiar error:

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W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/tor-browser/ubuntu/dists/trusty/InRelease  

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty-updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'repository.spotify.com'

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/clipgrab-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ppa.launchpad.net'

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ppa.launchpad.net'

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/team-xbmc/xbmc-nightly/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ppa.launchpad.net'

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ppa.launchpad.net'

W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/tor-browser/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'ppa.launchpad.net'

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
In case anyone is wondering here is the output for sudo apt-get update with the vpn running:

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 sudo apt-get update [sudo] password for <computer username removed> :  Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty InRelease                                  Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates InRelease                          Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release.gpg                                Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages                Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted amd64 Packages          Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe amd64 Packages            Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages          Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/main i386 Packages                 Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted 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          Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/restricted Translation-en          Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty-updates/universe Translation-en            Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty Release                                    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main amd64 Packages                        Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted amd64 Packages                  Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe amd64 Packages                    Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/multiverse amd64 Packages                  Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/main i386 Packages                         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               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security InRelease                        Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/restricted Translation-en_US               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main amd64 Packages              Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_US                 Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted amd64 Packages        Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe amd64 Packages          Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/multiverse amd64 Packages        Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/main i386 Packages               Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/restricted i386 Packages         Hit http://security.ubuntu.com trusty-security/universe i386 Packages           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://archive.canonical.com trusty InRelease                               Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release.gpg                             Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty Release                                 Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner amd64 Packages                  Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner i386 Packages                   Hit http://archive.canonical.com trusty/partner Translation-en                  Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                   Err http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease                                   Err http://packages.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg                                Could not resolve 'packages.linuxmint.com' Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty InRelease                                   Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                         Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable InRelease                              Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                          Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                         Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free amd64 Packages                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                         Hit http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free i386 Packages                 Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                          Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                         Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                         Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                          Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                         Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages                         Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages                          Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en                         Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa InRelease                                   Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release.gpg                                 Ign http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free Translation-en_US             Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa Release                                     Ign http://repository.spotify.com stable/non-free Translation-en                Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main amd64 Packages                         Hit http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main i386 Packages                          Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en_US                      Ign http://extra.linuxmint.com rosa/main Translation-en                         Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Sources                                Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main amd64 Packages Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main Translation-en Reading package lists... Done W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/InRelease    W: Failed to fetch http://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/rosa/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'packages.linuxmint.com'  W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead. 
So basically the same, except I don't know what Hit means, and this time it's not extra.linuxmint.com that's having the problem, it's packges.linuxmint.com Apparently I'm able to connect to linuxmint.com, and my ip hasn't been banned. In the thread I linked to above, one user with the problem says that he experienced 100% packet loss in connecting to linux mint, but the rest after that was over my head. If someone could tell me how to find out if I'm experiencing packet loss during the connection to linuxmint.com that would probably help, I'll post the output and we'll see if there's a solution.

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by karlchen » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:57 pm

Hello, Hessian Fairy.

That was the reason why I asked whether you post here from the affected Linux Mint system:
The "apt-get update" output holds a lot of messages which seemed to suggest to me that your machine might have a general problem connecting to servers in the internet .
(I have understood that it is only the software management system, but not the browser e.g.)

By the way:
The "Get", "Hit" and "Ign" messages are the lines where apt-get tells whether it got something which it looked for or whether it did not get it, but is allowed to ignore it. "Hit" means, the right file is already present on the local disk.
These are more or less all messages which I will see on my machines. See sample output at the end. just to illustrate.

Apart from this I have no good idea where to look next. - Hm. It might be worth trying with the machine connected to the DSL router with an ethernet cable and with the wifi switched off.

Cheers,
Karl
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$ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for karl:
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya Release.gpg
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg [198 B]
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release [55.4 kB]
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/upstream amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/import amd64 Packages
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/backport amd64 Packages
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/upstream i386 Packages
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/import i386 Packages
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/backport i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release
Hit http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/main i386 Packages
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/backport TranslationIndex
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/import TranslationIndex
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Sources
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main i386 Packages
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main TranslationIndex
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/upstream TranslationIndex
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
Hit http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main amd64 Packages [985 kB]
Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net precise/main Translation-en
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg [198 B]
Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security Release [55.5 kB]
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com precise-security/main amd64 Packages [601 kB]
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/backport Translation-en
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/backport Translation-de
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/import Translation-en
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/import Translation-de
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/main Translation-en
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/main Translation-de
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/upstream Translation-en
Ign http://mint-mirror.gwendallebihan.net maya/upstream Translation-de
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages [16.2 kB]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages [273 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages [16.9 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages [1046 kB]
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by don250r » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:03 pm

Adding to the confusion, ping by itself will keep pinging the address until you Ctl+C.
You can add the -c switch followed by a space and a number(the number of times to ping).

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ping -c 3 www.google.com
PING www.google.com (216.58.194.100) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from dfw06s48-in-f4.1e100.net (216.58.194.100): icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=19.3 ms
64 bytes from dfw06s48-in-f4.1e100.net (216.58.194.100): icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=18.2 ms
64 bytes from dfw06s48-in-f4.1e100.net (216.58.194.100): icmp_seq=3 ttl=53 time=16.9 ms

--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 16.903/18.175/19.378/1.023 ms
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:28 pm

@ don250r: thank you for the tip. I guess I thought the linuxmint ping command was like in windows command line, were it pings an address a certain number of times (4 if I remember correctly). At least my Konsole isn't totally busted! :lol:

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:11 am

apt-get update
Don't use that. Use the update manager instead.

From it's help file
You could use APT to upgrade all your packages with one simple command (apt upgrade) but we recommend you don't do so. The reason is that it doesn't make any distinctions in selecting which updates to apply and assumes that you want all of them.
Some parts of the system are safe to update and some others aren't. For instance, by updating your kernel (the part which is responsible among other things for hardware recognition) you might break your sound support, your wireless card support or even some applications (such as VMWare and Virtualbox) which are closely linked to the kernel.
Linux Mint comes with a tool called the Update Manager. It gives more information about updates and lets you define how safe an update must be before you want to apply it. It looks like a shield and sits on the bottom-right corner of your screen.


You can also have it reset the default sources, which should clear up those entries for you.
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by karlchen » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:25 am

Hi, Spearmint2.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with using sudo apt-get update because this command refreshes the local cache of available software packages only. This is what gets "updated". It does not interfere with or override any security levels of Mint Update Manager.
You seem to have mixed up
+ sudo apt-get update (refresh local cache) with
+ sudo apt-get upgrade (actually install all available updates, irrespective of any security levels of Mint Update Manager.) :wink:

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Spearmint2 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:05 am

that's it Karl. Thanks. People should realize that though.
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by ivan-the-idiot » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:38 pm

Spearmint2 wrote:
apt-get update
Don't use that. Use the update manager instead.

From it's help file
You could use APT to upgrade all your packages with one simple command (apt upgrade) but we recommend you don't do so. The reason is that it doesn't make any distinctions in selecting which updates to apply and assumes that you want all of them.
Some parts of the system are safe to update and some others aren't. For instance, by updating your kernel (the part which is responsible among other things for hardware recognition) you might break your sound support, your wireless card support or even some applications (such as VMWare and Virtualbox) which are closely linked to the kernel.
Linux Mint comes with a tool called the Update Manager. It gives more information about updates and lets you define how safe an update must be before you want to apply it. It looks like a shield and sits on the bottom-right corner of your screen.


You can also have it reset the default sources, which should clear up those entries for you.

Assuming you are only using official repositories and you've not snuck in some ppas, backports tree, etc. then if an apt-get dist-upgrade breaks something the distribution maintainers have issues....

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Moem » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:27 pm

ivan-the-idiot wrote: Assuming you are only using official repositories and you've not snuck in some ppas, backports tree, etc. then if an apt-get dist-upgrade breaks something the distribution maintainers have issues....
That's not correct. Apt-get dist-upgrade gets all available updates regardless of level, including level 4 and 5 updates, which are not guaranteed to not break your system.
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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Hessian Fairy » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:19 pm

Update:
I finally made it over to a friend's house to use his Ethernet, and ran sudo apt-get update with the wifi turned off. I'm still experiencing a great deal of packet loss, even through the wired connection on a different router. In some cases I only got 8%. So I've ruled out the wifi card and the router as the source of the problem. On the slim chance that it's a problem with linuxmint.com it would be helpful if a few people could run sudo apt-get update and tell me if they're getting packet loss. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say it's a problem with either my update manager or apt-get itself, on my end.

Any ideas on how to proceed now?

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Re: Are the repositories working?

Post by Spearmint2 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:40 am

Which version are you running? I'm still running Rebecca 17.1 and not had any updates appear in over a week. Why is that a problem? In fact, the last update I see is a flash plugin back on April 10th. I don't have levels 3-5 in Update Manager chosen for updates.

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inxi -S
See what's available. Open terminal and run this.

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apt-get upgrade -su >Documents/apt-get-upgrade-simulation.txt
This will run a simulation and put results in that file name. You can go to Document folder, open the file in your text editor and read it. I do it that way because it can be a long run that exceeds what you may have terminal set for lines allowed. This will show you everything that possibly needs an update.
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