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Old 03-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #1
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I have posted earlier about codes not down loading also most of the main Linux update sites, add/remove programs are not working as well, meaning that when adding a program it will not download, this is happening on two different computers in two different locations with two different operating systems, Ubuntu and Mandriva.

Is the linux servers not working for Australia Perth.


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Old 03-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #2
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There is no "Linux server" that holds all of the collected Linux software in the world. Most likely the individual mirror you are trying to use is downl, but it is hard to say without more info.
 
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There are repositories and mirrors for various versions of Linux all over the world. In Australia, it would not surprise me to find 50-100 mirrors total---spread over many different distros (versions). There is no reason to expect any commonality except that there are certain sites (particularly universities) that routinely host many different distros.

So---in your example of Ubuntu and Mandriva--what is the common denominator? eg a particular university site---or maybe just the internet in your area.....

Things to try:
Other sites at random
Speakeasy speed test for several different servers
Alternate mirrors for Ubuntu---ditto for Mandriva.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 12:51 AM   #4
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I can not download the codecs to mpegs and can not download the graphical front end for installing and updating programs.






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There are repositories and mirrors for various versions of Linux all over the world. In Australia, it would not surprise me to find 50-100 mirrors total---spread over many different distros (versions). There is no reason to expect any commonality except that there are certain sites (particularly universities) that routinely host many different distros.

So---in your example of Ubuntu and Mandriva--what is the common denominator? eg a particular university site---or maybe just the internet in your area.....

Things to try:
Other sites at random
Speakeasy speed test for several different servers
Alternate mirrors for Ubuntu---ditto for Mandriva.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 09:05 AM   #5
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I can not download the codecs to mpegs and can not download the graphical front end for installing and updating programs.
So did you try any of the things I suggested?

Regardless, please tell us exactly what you are doing:
What distro?
Are you using the package manager?
What repository is the package manager set to?
What exactly happens when attempting to download a file/package?
etc.
 
Old 03-02-2010, 09:58 PM   #6
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Show an exact example ie cmds and msgs. Post the pkg mgr config file(s).
 
Old 03-03-2010, 04:38 AM   #7
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So did you try any of the things I suggested?

Regardless, please tell us exactly what you are doing:
What distro?
Are you using the package manager?
What repository is the package manager set to?
What exactly happens when attempting to download a file/package?
etc.


The two distros are Ununtu 9.10 and Mandriva 2010.


I am using the Package manager, I was able to get Ubuntu working, but not Mandriva.

Both packet managers were set by default to American sites, the Ubuntu one I change to Austrlia and works fine, Mandriva is having all sort of problems with the packet manger, after requesting the download it occurs 1 to 2 hours later, this happening on two different PCS in two separate locations.

One Mandriva was downloaded the other purchased and on two different Internet providers.
 
  


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