[clug] Linux downloads

Keith keiths at apex.net.au
Sat Nov 20 02:47:58 MST 2010

On Saturday 20 November 2010 Antti Roppola wrote :

> First I would be looking at those files by manually downloading one of
> them and test/manipulate them with dpkg to see if they are valid.

> http://www.debianadmin.com/debianubuntu-package-management-using-dpkg.html

>dpkg -c coreutils_7.4-2ubuntu3_i386.deb    # show contents
>dpkg -I coreutils_7.4-2ubuntu3_i386.deb    # show package info
>dpkg -p coreutils_7.4-2ubuntu3_i386.deb    # show package details

> a1sum coreutils_7.4-2ubuntu3_i386.deb    # Should match the SHA1 sum that will probably be in the package details

	I will need to puzzle that out but will give it a try.

A little later Stephen Walsh opined :

> au.archive.ubuntu.com is the AARNET mirror. Those errors indicate a 
> problem at their end. I'd send an email to 'mirror at aarnet.edu.au' and 
> ask them to double check their last few pulls from ubuntu. Let me know 
> if you don't get any traction and I'll poke people who can poke people 
> harder.

	Thank you - I will.

 ....  and to which Daniel Pittman added :

> Keith: does your ISP operate a transparent proxy for HTTP content?  I suspect
>  does, and is the root cause of your problems here.

	Dunno, but I could ask them.

Keith Sayers                                        keiths at apex.net.au
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Australia                              http://www.apex.net.au/~keiths

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