Skype update error [Solved]

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norm.h
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Skype update error [Solved]

Post by norm.h » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am

Update Manager displays a red cross, and I get the error:
"Exception occurred in the refresh thread: <class 'subprocess.CalledProcessError'>".
and
"Failed to fetch https://repo.skype.com/deb/dists/stable ... ckages.bz2 Hash Sum mismatch. Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead."

When I "Refresh" it tells me "Your system is up to date"

Latest update to Skype for Linux was on Sept 18th, from version 8.20.0.50 to 8.30.0.50
I only have one Skype line in Software Sources - Additional Repositories [see screenshot]
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Re: Skype update error

Post by gm10 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:35 am

While this shouldn't create a problem with Update Manager (edit: it doesn't, Update Manager just shows you the error message but that does not affect its operation) the issue with the skype repository is with... well, the repository. Just try again later. 8.30.0.50 is still the latest stable version so you're not missing out. ;)
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Re: Skype update error

Post by rotozeev » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:47 am

The same issue on LM19 cinnamon 64bit

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Re: Skype update error

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:02 am

gm10 wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:35 am
Just try again later.

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Re: Skype update error

Post by norm.h » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am

Same again this morning.
Mind you, Skype is part of M$ - could that be significant? :?

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Re: Skype update error

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:59 am

norm.h wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am
Mind you, Skype is part of M$ - could that be significant? :?
No, that just makes it more surprising, these guys should know how to operate a repository. They may be trying to fix it, those timestamps keep changing:
https://repo.skype.com/deb/dists/stable/, but something on their end is severely misconfigured. Or their server has been hacked, you never know.

Either way, all there is to do is to wait it out. Your package management system is configured to refuse to work with that repository while it cannot be properly authenticated, which it currently cannot because the files on it are inconsistent.

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Re: Skype update error

Post by norm.h » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am

I was being facetious in my previous post :wink:
Thanks for the explanation - I will do as you advise.

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Re: Skype update error

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:26 am

norm.h wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:11 am
I was being facetious in my previous post :wink:
The M$ made that clear enough, I just decided not to bite. 8)

In other news, as of the 2018-09-24 12:21 UTC update to that repo (i.e. 5 minutes ago) the problem has been fixed. Whether it will stay fixed I won't guarantee. :P

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Re: Skype update error

Post by Hoser Rob » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:13 am

norm.h wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am
Same again this morning.
Mind you, Skype is part of M$ - could that be significant? :?
Only to the paranoid.

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Re: Skype update error

Post by gm10 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:41 am

gm10 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:26 am
Whether it will stay fixed I won't guarantee. :P
Good thing I didn't. I still had that repo open in a browser tab, seems something is updating it every couple of minutes, it's broken again. Something seriously wrong on their end.

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Re: Skype update error

Post by norm.h » Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:14 am

I've not had the symptoms detailed in the OP for two days now, so I'll take a chance and mark "Solved"
Thanks for the interest and advice.

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Re: Skype update error [Solved]

Post by norm.h » Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:09 am

Update Manager has just given me skypeforlinux 8.31.0.92. 8)

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