[clug] apt repos failure

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Jul 28 06:56:59 GMT 2006

If you are on ANU campus (150.203.x.x), you can point your APT at our
Ubuntu "mirror" by having:

Acquire::http::Proxy "http://ra0.anu.edu.au:3128";

in your /etc/apt/apt.conf file.

Keep your sources as au.archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com -
apt will send the requests through our proxy.

As for the errors - what happens when you do an "apt-get update"?
What about when you do an "apt-get upgrade"?


Bob Edwards.

Robin Shannon wrote:
> g'day all,
> when i update my repository lists with aptitude it reports a bunch of
> errors however they scroll past my screen too fast for me to be able
> to read them and thus try and fix them.
> The simplest solution would be to change all my repos to the official
> ones however this is not an option because i am behind the ANU network
> (on ressies) so bandwidth costs a lot but .edu.au, .edu, .ac.uk,
> .ac.jp and .ac.nz (plus maybe others) are free. The specific repos i'm
> having problems with are the debian.anu.edu.au ubuntu dapper,
> dapper-security and dapper-updates mirrors and the mirrors.uwa.edu.au
> ubuntu dapper-backports mirror.
> Anyway what i am wondering is is there a file that apt/aptitude prints
> the output of an update to or if not is there a way i can get it to
> print to a file.
> paz y amor,
> -rjs.

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