tool used to download packages?

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Thu Feb 8 06:41:57 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 07 February 2007 8:53 am, Andy Harrison wrote:

> The reason is that the tool does not work properly.  I regularly get
> timeout errors from this tool, definitely more than 50% of the time.
> Yet if I take the url from the error message regarding which package
> it timed out on and simply paste that url right to the commandline
> with wget, it downloads immediately at my usual blazing speed without
> so much as a hiccup.

On Debian, I had very similar timeout problems on occasion.  My solution was 
to switch from and pick a real mirror directly, 
like  During one particularly ugly battle, I 
wound up with the IP address of a working server in there, so I could bypass 
whatever top level magic kept routing me to a server that wanted to keep 
timing out at random.

This was Debian, not Ubuntu, but a similar problem might give way to a similar 

D. Michael McIntyre 

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