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Update manager Problem

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I'll start by saying that Linux is GREAT!!!! I'm on Linux mint 32-bit, I love it! My Sony vaio Flys now!

My issue is this, every time I go to the Update manager and manually check for new updates this dialogue box appears.


Could not download all repository indexes

The repository may no longer be available or could not be contacted because of network problems. If available an older version of the failed index will be used. Otherwise the repository will be ignored. Check your network connection and ensure the repository address in the preferences is correct.


What to do? I haven't a clue!

I almost forgot, yesterday i found out that one of my favourite programs (handbrake) finally updated, so I went to their site (http://www.handbrake.fr) to see if they made it available for linux again. they did, and they provided a 3rd party PPL. I'm wondering if this somehow changed the default ppl for the update manager

Please Advise.

I checked My source lists as par the instructions received on Linux Mints Forums, No reply or suggestion has been submitted as to how to resolve my issue

deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ julia main upstream import

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick main restricted universe multiverse

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates main restricted universe multiverse

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

deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ maverick partner

deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ maverick free non-free

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb apps

# deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu maverick-getdeb games

local-repository.list user-ppa-name-maverick.list

local-repository.list.save user-ppa-name-maverick.list.save


  • Goineasy9
    Goineasy9 Posts: 1,114
    You may just have your apt database corrupted, that's why apt instructs Debian users to run "apt-get clean" occasionally. You can try:
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    And see if the problem persists.
  • No luck, But thank you for the suggestion
  • Do you know anything else I can try?
  • It could be that when downloading from the repository, your network is experiencing slowdowns and timeouts. Try the download at a much later time or make sure nothing else is transmitting on the network.

    Also what version of mint are you running?
  • 10 I believe
  • roobal
    roobal Posts: 25
    sudo apt-get upgrade

    and if it won't work, try
    sudo apt-get install -f

    Let us see also
    ls /var/cache/apt/archives


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