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Old 05-29-2008, 03:59 PM   #1
jking7173
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Ubuntu 8.04 Server not updating at all , stuck at waiting for headers


Hi All,

Configured a server instance of ubuntu 8.04 server (downloaded the software from the ubuntu site) and configured the install as a LAMP installation. Am trying to perform an apt-get or an aptitude update and am getting nowhere as every single time it gets hung up on "waiting for headers".

I have browsed google and see a ton of similar instances reported and discussed but no seemingly clear solutions have been offered at least that I have seen.

Would appreciate any definitive assistance from someone who has experienced and resolved a similar situation

TIA

John (Dallas)
 
Old 05-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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post your sources.list here maybe their servers are busy or you just need to pick a different server for your updates from.

Debian typically will have hundreds of places you can pick n choose from for your default security and other updates. i can only guess it is the same for *buntu as it is just a fork from Debian.


FYI. i personally do not like any of the *buntu vs of Debian and prefer the original Debian. yes *buntu is a great way to break into linux, it is a nice OoTB way of doing things, but they remove way to much of what makes linux linux for my taste.

that does not mean i have not used it and even ran Edubuntu for my kids for about 2 years before i bought a MAC for the house. now the kids and the wife are on that. i run Sabayon that dual boots with WinXP Pro for my desktop (game in linux video edit in windows), and a Debian stable (4.0) for the media box connected to the TV in the living room.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 04:19 PM   #3
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Yeah, every single time this has happened to me it's been because of overloaded servers. I usually wait a couple hours or whatever then try again and it's fine. But, as has been said by lleb, using a different mirror might get you your update without having to wait.
 
Old 05-30-2008, 10:45 AM   #4
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Hi folks, thanks for your responses to date... below is my sources.list file

#
# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423.2)]/ hardy main restricted

#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 8.04 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20080423.2)]/ hardy main restricted
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.

deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted

## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
## distribution.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
## team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
## security team.
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
## repository.
## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
# deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
# deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
## users.
# deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
# deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
 
  


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