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Old 11-21-2013, 01:02 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2011
Location: South Central Montana USA
Distribution: Debian derivitives switched to Mint from Ubuntu but play with them all time and brain permitting...
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anyone else having update problems with Mint15 Mate & 16 Cinnamon or mate RC

Seems like my update is unable to find all the files required to do the update.
Maybe something goofy with files on update server or with my system?
says could not refresh the packages at times and other times unable to download some of the packages and update is cancelled.
W: Failed to fetch http:/ Could not connect to (, connection timed out

W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Wutt to do? Wait? Could be servers are busy or doing upgrades?
Manual refresh doesn't seem to bear fruit!
If anyone is saavy here thanx for a reply.
I'm running Mint15Mate trying to run Mint16 Cinnamon and MateRC in Vbox. Just switched from using AMD proprietary driver to recommended one.
Old 12-03-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
Registered: Dec 2006
Distribution: Mepis and Fedora, also Mandrake and SuSE PC-BSD Mint Solaris 11 express
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Is your network connection strong for the rest of the net?

Try running these.

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

You must be root or just do

sudo su

Enter password

first before using apt.


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