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Old 10-25-2004, 05:18 AM   #1
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Unhappy apt-get through proxy - weird problem

I've set correctly connection for apt through proxy server (http_proxy variable or proxy setting in /etc/apt/apt.conf).

When I run
apt-get update
for the first time, all indexes are downloaded without problems:

root@darkstar:~ # apt-get update
Get:1 warty-security/main Packages [3648B]
Get:2 warty-security/main Release [102B]
Get:3 warty-security/restricted Packages [20B]
Get:4 warty-security/restricted Release [108B]
When I run
apt-get update
for the second time (after 10min) without I touch any settings, it stops incomprehensible with following errors:

 root@darkstar:~ # apt-get update
Err warty-security/main Packages
  Connection failed
Err warty-security/main Release
  Connection failed
Err warty-security/restricted Packages
  Connection failed
Err warty-security/restricted Release
  Connection failed
It begin work again after a very long period of time (next day). In the meantime
apt-get install
apt-get upgrade
still work without problems. Very strange

Why repeated indexes update fails ? What am I doing wrong ? What could be the reason it fails ?

Thanks in advance
Old 10-25-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
Registered: May 2004
Distribution: debian
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can you try to see if the problem still happens outside the proxy server?

if it does,
the ubuntu server probably limits how many times a day you can retrieve the package files.


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