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Old 04-25-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.04 Synaptic Package Manager


Ubuntu 8.04 amd 64 Package Manager doesn,t work on newly installed system.It will not download
from the internet or from installation cd.
Apt package manager from the shell doesnt perform any requested
operation.

Could the repository be locked.

Grateful for any help.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 10:50 AM   #2
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I'm guessing the repositories are overloaded from everybody downloading new software, etc.

Try this...

System/Admin/Software Sources

In the pull down bar beside "Download From" Select "Other"
When the new window pops up, make sure your country is selected, then on the right click, "Select best server" It will then go through and begin pinging all the servers, and set you up on the one that responds the fastest.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:59 AM   #3
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No suitable server found

Thanks for the info.Tried what you advised and got no suitable server
found.Could it be then they are all busy.But Synaptic will not install
from installation cd either.

Thanks again

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Old 04-25-2008, 06:15 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.Tried what you advised and got no suitable server
found.Could it be then they are all busy.But Synaptic will not install
from installation cd either.

Thanks again
Very strange.. I have no suggestion at this point. Were you connected to the internet during install? If not, go to System/Admin/System Sources, and make sure all the tabs on the "Ubuntu Software" tab, is checked.

Doesn't make much sense.

IGF
 
Old 04-25-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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The servers are loaded. If you wait the install will start -- just takes a while.
 
Old 04-25-2008, 09:42 PM   #6
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Yes, it took forever to download some packages on the Ubuntu repos, but once I got through, I was downloading at a blazing 20KB/sec!!!
 
Old 04-26-2008, 10:05 AM   #7
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Thanks

Thanks for all the replies
 
  


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