apt help

John Levin john at technolalia.org
Wed Mar 30 10:31:48 UTC 2005

On 30 Mar 2005, at 13:17, Justin Sleith wrote:

> Morning everyone,
> This may be a silly question but I am about ready to pull my hair out
> (what I have left anyway). I'm a new user to Ubuntu, after flirting 
> with
> Xandros, Mandrake etc and am having a problem with apt, wget etc.
> As far as I can tell my network is setup and working correctly. I am
> able to ping the url ie: download.ubuntuforums.org and can browse it 
> but
> using wget or apt-get update (or install) gives me a timeout error.
> I've scoured through the ubuntu forums and help files and cant find
> anything that helps. Has anyone had this before?
> Justin

What happens when you use synaptic?
(System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager)
What sources do you have for your repositories?
(Synaptic > Settings > Repositories)
And are you using Hoary or Warty?


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