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Old 02-07-2008, 08:07 AM   #1
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problem in updating in debian etch


i have a debian etch. I cant able to update my debian. "apt-get update"

THis is my sources.list

deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib

I have the same sources.list in my another pc and it can able to update without any problems.
Can anyone give me some ideas about it.

THis is the error

Err http://http.us.debian.org stable Release.gpg
Could not connect to http.us.debian.org:80 (35.9.37.225), connection timed outFailed to fetch http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dis...le/Release.gpg Could not connect to http.us.debian.org:80 (35.9.37.225), connection timed out
Reading package lists... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://http.us.debian.org stable/main Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stable_main_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://http.us.debian.org stable/contrib Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stable_contrib_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://http.us.debian.org stable/non-free Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/http.us.debian.org_debian_dists_stable_non-free_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


THanks JOHn

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Old 02-07-2008, 09:18 AM   #2
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Could not connect to http.us.debian.org:80 (35.9.37.225), connection timed outFailed to fetch

you posted the reason yourself ;-)
see if you can ping the host + ip
if that fails, use another mirror
 
Old 02-07-2008, 10:39 AM   #3
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this might be a stupid question, but are you connected to the internet?
 
Old 02-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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haha mmm yeah..the internet is connected....but it cant able to to update...and i have changed several mirrors. Still the same. I have a question, can we put the IP address of the mirrors, instead of the domain name itself.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 01:39 AM   #5
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Anyone have ideas, Y i cant able to update.hurm, another thing. I am under a campus. Is it because of the firewall.
 
Old 02-08-2008, 02:14 AM   #6
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Replace http://http.us.debian.org with http://ftp.debian.org Just click on the second link to get an idea whether it works or not.

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Old 02-09-2008, 03:16 PM   #7
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Hurm, sorry for the late reply. I tried that to, but still cant able to update. I am very curious of Y I am not able to update. Please help me.
 
Old 02-09-2008, 04:41 PM   #8
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would you mind posting your routing table? (route -n)
 
Old 02-11-2008, 12:34 PM   #9
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HI nathanael...My routing table is

Kernel IP routing table
Destination
172.17.69.0
0.0.0.0

Gateway
0.0.0.0
172.17.69.1

Genmask
255.255.255.0
0.0.0.0

Flags
U
UG

Metric
0
0

Ref
0
0

Use
0
0

Iface
eth0
eth0

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Old 02-11-2008, 02:56 PM   #10
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Post also the output of: cat /etc/resolv.conf
Mine looks like:
search dsl.inet.fi #my ISP
nameserver 193.210.18.18 #ISP's primary DNS
nameserver 193.210.19.19 #ISP's secondary DNS
nameserver 192.168.1.1 #My router
 
Old 02-11-2008, 02:57 PM   #11
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as you can see in the first post, resolving hostnames is not an issue
it's reaching the ip that is causing the issue

can you ping anything, perhaps google.com or so
 
Old 02-24-2008, 08:31 AM   #12
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I cant able to ping google. I think I am under LAN (campus). But I can ping to intranet sites within the campus.

And my resolv.conf is

# generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!
nameserver 172.18.64.223

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Old 02-24-2008, 11:13 AM   #13
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Hi, sorry to jump in the thread, but I've got a quick question related to makuyl's post:

Quote:
Post also the output of: cat /etc/resolv.conf
Mine looks like:
search dsl.inet.fi #my ISP
nameserver 193.210.18.18 #ISP's primary DNS
nameserver 193.210.19.19 #ISP's secondary DNS
nameserver 192.168.1.1 #My router
my resolv.conf contains only the line with the address of my router. Without it I wouldn't be able to connect to the internet.
What is the purpose of including the details of my ISP in resolv.conf?

thanks
 
Old 02-25-2008, 12:15 PM   #14
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In a perfect world the router indeed gets dns servers from your isp and passes them on on requests from your box. In a less than perfect world, it doesn't always happen, but with the dns servers in resolv.conf your box resolves domain names from IP's directly from your ISP's dns servers if/when the router doesn't manage to pass it on.

As for the OP, you might want to ask the campus IT staff about your problemo. With any luck, they're linux friendly.
 
  


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