LinuxMint tara cinnamon edition world mirrors not working

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LinuxMint tara cinnamon edition world mirrors not working

Post by smichelena » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:14 pm

firstly, im terribly sorry if this is not the appropiate board to post this, it seems it is, but im not 100% certain.
im making this post because im completely sure the world download mirrors for (at least) the cinnamon version of the newest LinuxMint release dont work. the downloads always fails, regardless of which machine is trying to download the file, the connection, and the connection type.
ive tried downloading it in 3 different machines, 4 different places with different ISPs and thru both wifi and direct ethernet connection and with both world mirrors, and it has always failed.
my download was only succesfull when I used the mirror closest to my geographical location.
hope this is resolved.

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Re: LinuxMint tara cinnamon edition world mirrors not working

Post by Pierre » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:24 pm

did you try searching for the Fastest & Local Mirror for your location:
- Click on Update Manager
- Edit Software Sources
On the Official Repositories Tab:
- Click on Both Mirrors - - Main & Base - - in turn,
and then select the Fastest Mirror that is also the Closest Mirror to you location.

then Click on 'Update Cache' to refresh the settings.
finally, wait for a few minutes, to see if Update manager will show any updates are available .
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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Re: LinuxMint tara cinnamon edition world mirrors not working

Post by gm10 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:06 am

Generally speaking, if you've got trouble with one mirror, just switch to another. The Mint team is not controlling most of the mirrors.

Here's a useful link that can help in selecting an Ubuntu mirror - that's Base (bionic) in the software sources:
Tune up your LM 19.x: ppa:gm10/linuxmint-tools

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