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littlejoe5 06-02-2008 09:16 PM

Cannot access mepis repositories - can access nearly all others.
 
I've had this trouble on and off for a long time, but now it seems to be constant. I just installed Mepis7, and when I tried to do "apt-get update" using the repositories as they were installed from the installation CD. All of them wer accessed except tne one line that pertains specifically to Mepis:
deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-7.0 main

Is that the proper repository? are their any errors in the way it is put?

If it is right, why might it be that I can't get through to it?

Hope someone can help, because I really like Mepis - have it on two of my own machines, and trying to put it on my daughters machine.
. littlejoe5

knudfl 06-03-2008 09:02 AM

Seems to work fine, a bit slow, but it works.
Only packages with mepis in the package name will use this address.
Test 1) install with synaptic : e.g. acroread or kde stuff, OK
Test 2) # apt-get update : The lines
[Quote]...:4 ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0 Release.gpg
Ignore ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0 Release.gpg
... ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0 Release
...:5 ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ignore ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0/main Packages/DiffIndex
...:6 ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0/main Packages
Ignore ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0/main Packages
... ftp://ftp.mepis.com mepis-7.0/main Packages/[Quote]
are included. (The dots replace the Danish text)
May be the link was not working when you tried, just try again.
P.S.: Ignore means "already included", AFAIK
Rgds

littlejoe5 06-03-2008 01:37 PM

I still can'
t conect to Mepis repositories though it seems everyone else can. Heres is the series of errors that Syn aptic reports after it has properly connected to all my other repositories and tried (and tried and tried) to connect to the Mepis repositories:

ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/dists/mepis/Release.gpg: Could not connect data socket, connection timed out
ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/dists/mepi...6/Packages.gz: Could not connect data socket, connection timed out
ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/dists/mepi...6/Packages.gz: Server closed the connection

What is going on? Have I got a clsoed port? or interference from an ISP? or what????


Here's the error from synaptic: ftp://ftp.mepis.com/dists/mepis/Release.gpg: Could not connect to ftp.mepis.com:21 (72.55.146.179), connection timed out

Here's the traceroute command and results:
root@mep7-1:/home/dm# traceroute ftp.mepis.org
traceroute to ftp.mepis.org (72.55.146.179), 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
1 * * *
2 * * *
3 * *

and here's the error from apt-get upgrade (after upgrading all the other repositories):
Could not connect to ftp.mepis.com:21 (72.55.146.179), connection timed out

If ping ftp.mepis.org I get and instant response and a short return time, and ftp.mepis.com is identified with the same number as with traceroute (above)

if I use firefox: ftp://ftp.mepis.com after a long wait I get the message that the server is taking to long to respond, and firefox has timed out.
If I change (still using firefox) and use the line http://ftp.mepis.com the url automatically turns to:
http://ftp.mepis.com/apache2-default/ and goes to a page that says simply in large type "it works"

All of this tells me that the url is there, but apt-get nor synaptic will go to it! I'm still trying to figure out why - especially since it seems to be having no trouble with debian or other urls.

This affects not only my main destop, but every computer that I have, and even if I have just finished installing Mepis

dglnz 10-19-2008 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by littlejoe5 (Post 3173518)
I still can't connect to Mepis repositories though it seems everyone else can. Heres is the series of errors that Syn aptic reports after it has properly connected to all my other repositories and tried (and tried and tried) to connect to the Mepis repositories:

ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/dists/mepis/Release.gpg: Could not connect data socket, connection timed out
ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/dists/mepi...6/Packages.gz: Could not connect data socket, connection timed out
ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/dists/mepi...6/Packages.gz: Server closed the connection

What is going on? Have I got a clsoed port? or interference from an ISP? or what????

Just to add my 2 cents worth here I too am having the same issues!!

Installed Mepis and getting timeout errors on this and another Multimedia.

this is a rather bad sticking point for me as i'm trailing mepis as a new distro for me to use but if i cannot get regualar updates etc then i have to question it's viability to me.

dave.

ps hpe someone can answer before i kill mepis.

littlejoe5 10-20-2008 10:25 AM

Solved - partly.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dglnz (Post 3315237)
Just to add my 2 cents worth here I too am having the same issues!!

Installed Mepis and getting timeout errors on this and another Multimedia.

this is a rather bad sticking point for me as i'm trailing mepis as a new distro for me to use but if i cannot get regualar updates etc then i have to question it's viability to me.

dave.

ps hpe someone can answer before i kill mepis.

I should have reported here that I found the answer. It's not a pleasant one, but it works just fine. The answer is that my ISP (Quest) was using a microsoft connection. I don't understand just how that all works, and they (quest) insisted that they were not blocking my connections in any way. I discovered that Quest could put me on a different plan that had nothing to do with Microsoft. After they did that, I have no more problems with connections to Mepis.

Since I understand so little about how the internet works, I can't prove mal intent on the part of Quest of Microsoft, but it sure looks suspicious.

archtoad6 10-22-2008 06:42 AM

dave (dglnz),
Please confirm that you also are using MEPIS 7.

Where do you live & who is your ISP? -- As my profile shows, I'm in Houston; what it doesn't show is that I use HALNet DSL (a small local ISP run by our local computer club). I don't have these problems.

Did you try pinging the server?
Are your problems constant or intermittent?


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