mirror moved, apt-get/aptitude barfs

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at gmail.com
Tue Apr 14 14:40:11 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Onno Benschop <onno at itmaze.com.au> wrote:
> Today I finally got to the bottom of why apt-get/aptitude update was
> failing. The owner of an Australian mirror has moved the files to a
> different server.
> Apart from updating the sources.list, and updating the bug that supplied the
> URL to the mirror in the first place, apt-get doesn't appear to be following
> a 302 redirect.

Is it really a 302 redirect? Typing
http://mirror.gamearena.com.au/ubuntu/ in browser it looks like
meta-refresh based redirect.

> Is this expected, normal behaviour, or am I seeing something unusual?
> Is there anything that the mirror operator has neglected to do, or something
> else?
> The ISP is Australia's largest, Telstra BigPond:
> The original mirror ( was:
> http://mirror.gamearena.com.au/ubuntu/
> The new mirror ( is now:
> http://mirror.files.bigpond.com/ubuntu/

The mirror (old or new) is not listed in the official list on page -
>From where did you come to know about the mirror?


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