ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 19, Issue 52

Alan McKinnon alan at linuxholdings.co.za
Thu Mar 9 23:18:36 UTC 2006

On Thursday 09 March 2006 10:38, Bill Cairns wrote:

> I am getting the following error from Synaptic:
> W: Couldn't stat source package list http://za.archive.ubuntu.com
> breezy/multiverse Packages
> (/var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_breezy_multi
>verse_binary-i386_Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)


I can seldom get za.archive.ubuntu.com to work either. And when it 
does work, the regular archive.ubuntu.com is always faster by a 
considerable margin.

This might be why:

develop samba # dig za.archive.ubuntu.com

; <<>> DiG 9.3.2 <<>> za.archive.ubuntu.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21822
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 4

;za.archive.ubuntu.com.         IN      A

za.archive.ubuntu.com.  1444    IN      CNAME   
ubuntuarchive.is.co.za. 82296   IN      A

IS have throttled their ftp connections for non-IS customers for ages. 
Maybe they are shaping this one too.

Solution: change the repos in your /etc/apt/sources.list
Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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