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Ubuntu 10.10 - Failed to download repository information


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#1 s33d1ing

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 03:02 AM

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 and I get this error any time I try to add a new repository or sometimes installing software. I'm fairly new to linux so I'm not quite sure what to do.


This one happened directly after a fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10:

W:Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'extras.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick-security/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'security.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
, E:Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Edited by s33d1ing, 20 December 2010 - 03:14 AM.


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#2 s33d1ing

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 03:18 AM

Here's what I get when I use "sudo apt-get update":

Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en                                         
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US                                      
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en                                   
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en_US                                 
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en                                    
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/restricted Translation-en_US                                 
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en                                      
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/universe Translation-en_US                                   
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release.gpg                                                  
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en                                  
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/main Translation-en_US                               
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en                            
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en                            
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/restricted Translation-en_US                         
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en                              
Ign http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en_US                           
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release                                                              
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release                                                      
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources                                                                       
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted Sources                                                                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe Sources                                                                   
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse Sources                                                                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main i386 Packages                                                                 
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/restricted i386 Packages                                                           
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe i386 Packages                                                             
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse i386 Packages                                                           
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main Sources                                                               
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted Sources                                                         
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe Sources                                                           
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse Sources                                                         
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main i386 Packages                                                         
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/restricted i386 Packages                                                   
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/universe i386 Packages                                                     
Hit http://us.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/multiverse i386 Packages                                                   
Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg [65B]                                                                    
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en                                              
Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_US                               
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release                                                      
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources                                                 
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main i386 Packages                     
Err http://archive.canonical.com maverick Release.gpg                                                                        
  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner Translation-en                                                     
Ign http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick/partner Translation-en_US                                                  
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick Release                                                                            
Ign http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner Sources/DiffIndex                                                          
Ign http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner i386 Packages/DiffIndex                                                    
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner Sources                                                                    
Hit http://archive.canonical.com maverick/partner i386 Packages                                                              
Err http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release.gpg                                                                 
  Something wicked happened resolving 'security.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en_US
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse i386 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Fetched 65B in 16s (4B/s)
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick-security/Release.gpg  Something wicked happened resolving 'security.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


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Posted 20 December 2010 - 06:32 AM

Hi,

try the following command:
sudo apt-key update

If that doesn't help I would try to switch servers.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 12:55 PM

I get

gpg: key 437D05B5: "Ubuntu Archive Automatic Signing Key <ftpmaster@ubuntu.com>" not changed
gpg: key FBB75451: "Ubuntu CD Image Automatic Signing Key <cdimage@ubuntu.com>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 2
gpg: unchanged: 2

when running "sudo apt-key update"


What do you mean by switch servers?

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:41 PM

Hi,

have you tried again to update? It may just have been a temporary glitch?

To change server check here under "Download Server": https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Repositories/Ubuntu

ubuntu.com is however the main download server and usually the most reliable one too. (That's the one you currently have)

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 07:49 PM

I'll try that, but hopefully it's just a temporary glitch.

I'm pretty sure it worked before and this just started happening recently.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:18 AM

W: Failed to fetch http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.canonical.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)

W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/maverick-security/Release.gpg Something wicked happened resolving 'security.ubuntu.com:http' (-5 - No address associated with hostname)


I would check your DNS information in /etc/resolv.conf and verify that it is all correct, and that you are using proper DNS IP's. If you are using OpenDNS, then try using your ISP's DNS Servers.

root@orion:~# nslookup security.ubuntu.com
Server: 192.168.1.1
Address: 192.168.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: security.ubuntu.com
Address: 91.189.92.166
Name: security.ubuntu.com
Address: 91.189.92.167
Name: security.ubuntu.com
Address: 91.189.88.37


root@orion:~#

root@orion:~# nslookup archive.canonical.com
Server: 192.168.1.1
Address: 192.168.1.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: archive.canonical.com
Address: 91.189.88.33


root@orion:~#

Edited by cryptodan, 21 December 2010 - 10:19 AM.





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