apt-get problem

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at dantian.org
Fri Nov 21 18:01:16 UTC 2008

On Fri, 2008-11-21 at 06:57 -0500, stan wrote:
> Here is the tail end of that output


> Get:4 http://plabws1.meadwestvaco.com gutsy-updates/main hplip-gui
> 2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.1 [117kB]
> Fetched 7660kB in 0s (9171kB/s)
> Failed to fetch
> http://plabws1.meadwestvaco.com:9999/ubuntu/pool/main/h/hplip/hplip-data_2.7.7.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5.1_all.deb

Hmmm, if I try to access the http link to the deb (as given above) in
Firefox, or even try http://plabws1.meadwestvaco.com alone, I get a
simple "Firefox can't find the server at plabws1.meadwestvaco.com". If I
try to ping it, I get an unknown host. Guess the server is simply down.
I'd suggest to go to menu System -> Administration -> Software Sources
and choose a different server on the first tab of the window (download
from). The Software Sources window will resynchronize the package index
files (same as apt-get update). Then you can try the upgrade again, I
guess it will work.

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