[Ubuntu-ZW] Ubuntu-zw Digest, Vol 42, Issue 6

Garikai Dzoma garikaib at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 08:14:02 GMT 2010


As matter of fact Hardy a.k.a 8.04 is an LTS. Which means 3 years of
support. It would prudent however to update to the latest LTS whenever
such is released. So get the Lynx it shotld be easy to upgrade from
one LTS to another. On the matter of running earlier releases in
theory all one has to do is fhnd a third party repository mirro that
still has the packages- Feisty has one if i am not mistaken& Yes
people still use Feisty!

On 11/18/10, ubuntu-zw-request at lists.ubuntu.com
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>    1.  Error fetching archives using apt-get install (Gyron Mkwebo)
>    2. Re:  Error fetching archives using apt-get install (Kerry Gammon)
>    3. Re:  Error fetching archives using apt-get install (Raymond Swart)
>    4.  IMPORTANT: Inbox filters (Neil Coetzer)
>    5. Re:  IMPORTANT: Inbox filters (O. Sinclair)
>    6.  Econet 3G query (O. Sinclair)
>    7. Re:  Econet 3G query (Raymond Swart)
>    8. Re:  Econet 3G query (Spencer Tom Tafadzwa Chirume)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:32:33 +0200
> From: Gyron Mkwebo <gyron at powerspeed.co.zw>
> Subject: [Ubuntu-ZW] Error fetching archives using apt-get install
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <1289806353.6514.4.camel at gyron-laptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> I am trying to install Qt for open source C++ development. I use
> Kbarcode to print my barcodes and it needs qt to be able to fetch the
> barcodes from a database (mysql or postgresql).
> Now, running the command:
> gyron at gyron-laptop: sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev
> will give me this:
>
> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libfreetype6-dev
> 2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.2
>   404 Not Found
> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libpng12-dev
> 1.2.15~beta5-3ubuntu0.2
>   Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libssl-dev
> 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.9
>   404 Not Found
> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libpq-dev
> 8.3.10-0ubuntu8.04.1
>   Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
> Failed to fetch
> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/freetype/libfreetype6-dev_2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.2_i386.deb
>  404 Not Found
> Failed to fetch
> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-dev_1.2.15~beta5-3ubuntu0.2_i386.deb
>  Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
> Failed to fetch
> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl-dev_0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.9_i386.deb
>  404 Not Found
> Failed to fetch
> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/postgresql-8.3/libpq-dev_8.3.10-0ubuntu8.04.1_i386.deb
>  Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
> E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with
> --fix-missing?
>
> I still use ubuntu 8.04 on this laptop. Is it my laptop, internet
> connection, or something is wrong with the server, at least as far as
> these archives are concerned?
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:44:44 +0200
> From: Kerry Gammon <gammon at yoafrica.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] Error fetching archives using apt-get install
> To: gyron at powerspeed.co.zw
> Cc: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <4CE0E4EC.4030809 at yoafrica.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Hi there Gyron,
>
> Ubuntu 8.04 is not al LTS (long term support) and therefore they would
> have stopped posting updates for it in April of this year. And I think
> after October they remove the repository all together.
>
> My suggestion is that you install a newer version, and if you are going
> to need it to run without updating it, you will need an LTS version like
> 10.04. This will guarantee updates for the next 5 years
>
>
> On 15/11/2010 09:32, Gyron Mkwebo wrote:
>> I am trying to install Qt for open source C++ development. I use
>> Kbarcode to print my barcodes and it needs qt to be able to fetch the
>> barcodes from a database (mysql or postgresql).
>> Now, running the command:
>> gyron at gyron-laptop: sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev
>> will give me this:
>>
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libfreetype6-dev
>> 2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.2
>>    404 Not Found
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libpng12-dev
>> 1.2.15~beta5-3ubuntu0.2
>>    Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libssl-dev
>> 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.9
>>    404 Not Found
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libpq-dev
>> 8.3.10-0ubuntu8.04.1
>>    Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/freetype/libfreetype6-dev_2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.2_i386.deb
>>  404 Not Found
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-dev_1.2.15~beta5-3ubuntu0.2_i386.deb
>>  Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl-dev_0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.9_i386.deb
>>  404 Not Found
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/postgresql-8.3/libpq-dev_8.3.10-0ubuntu8.04.1_i386.deb
>>  Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with
>> --fix-missing?
>>
>> I still use ubuntu 8.04 on this laptop. Is it my laptop, internet
>> connection, or something is wrong with the server, at least as far as
>> these archives are concerned?
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:48:33 +0200
> From: Raymond Swart <raymond at karigon.net>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] Error fetching archives using apt-get install
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <4CE0E5D1.2060200 at karigon.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Hi Gyron,
>
> First off did you change your sources.list to point to the local
> repository? Who are you connecting to the net through? I noticed the way
> the Zimbabwe Repo has been setup it will only accept connections from
> within Zimbabwe, and the way powertel has setup their 3G network you
> connect through Botswana therefore rendering the use of the local repo
> useless.
>
> Let me know if anything helped?
>
> Many Thanks,
>
> Raymond Swart
> Karigon (Pvt) Ltd
> www.karigon.net <http://www.karigon.net>
> Web Site Design - Linux Servers - Graphic Design - Support
>
> www.ubuntu.org.zw <http://www.ubuntu.org.zw> Promoting Ubuntu within
> Zimbabwe
>
>
> On 15/11/2010 09:32, Gyron Mkwebo wrote:
>> I am trying to install Qt for open source C++ development. I use
>> Kbarcode to print my barcodes and it needs qt to be able to fetch the
>> barcodes from a database (mysql or postgresql).
>> Now, running the command:
>> gyron at gyron-laptop: sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev
>> will give me this:
>>
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libfreetype6-dev
>> 2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.2
>>   404 Not Found
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libpng12-dev
>> 1.2.15~beta5-3ubuntu0.2
>>   Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libssl-dev
>> 0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.9
>>   404 Not Found
>> Err http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main libpq-dev
>> 8.3.10-0ubuntu8.04.1
>>   Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/f/freetype/libfreetype6-dev_2.3.5-1ubuntu4.8.04.2_i386.deb
>>  404 Not Found
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng12-dev_1.2.15~beta5-3ubuntu0.2_i386.deb
>>  Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl-dev_0.9.8g-4ubuntu3.9_i386.deb
>>  404 Not Found
>> Failed to fetch
>> http://zw.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/postgresql-8.3/libpq-dev_8.3.10-0ubuntu8.04.1_i386.deb
>>  Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
>> E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with
>> --fix-missing?
>>
>> I still use ubuntu 8.04 on this laptop. Is it my laptop, internet
>> connection, or something is wrong with the server, at least as far as
>> these archives are concerned?
>>
>>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:17:25 +0200
> From: Neil Coetzer <neil at ubuntu.org.zw>
> Subject: [Ubuntu-ZW] IMPORTANT: Inbox filters
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <1289819845.2311.133.camel at nit.karigon.com>
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> Hi all,
>
> Please do NOT use filters, such as Boxbe, on mail accounts subscribed to
> this list as this results in each member who posts on the list being
> prompted to "add themselves to your guest list" for their mail to be
> delivered, which is extremely inconvenient and annoying to say the
> least.
>
> Please can those who are using these filters either disable them or
> subscribe with a different address urgently, or your addresses will be
> removed from the mailing list.
>
> Regards,
> Neil Coetzer
> Team Contact/List Moderator
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:28:44 +0200
> From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] IMPORTANT: Inbox filters
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <4CE1277C.2020502 at gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Can I add to that: if you respond to "digested email" please change
> subject line to something fitting and not "Ubuntu-ZW Digest..." and do
> cut/snip in the digested email so the part you are actually replying to
> is made clear...
>
> Sinclair
>
> On 15/11/2010 13:17, Neil Coetzer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Please do NOT use filters, such as Boxbe, on mail accounts subscribed to
>> this list as this results in each member who posts on the list being
>> prompted to "add themselves to your guest list" for their mail to be
>> delivered, which is extremely inconvenient and annoying to say the
>> least.
>>
>> Please can those who are using these filters either disable them or
>> subscribe with a different address urgently, or your addresses will be
>> removed from the mailing list.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Neil Coetzer
>> Team Contact/List Moderator
>>
>>
>
>
>
>
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>
> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:01:53 +0200
> From: "O. Sinclair" <o.sinclair at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Ubuntu-ZW] Econet 3G query
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <4CE3D241.6060803 at gmail.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> Friends,
>
> has anyone experienced any speed improvements with "new" Econet 3G?
> I am asking because I notice null improvement but several of my
> Windows-using colleagues swear by it and claim it is much improved.
>
> So am thinking that maybe some connection setting has changed (eg number
> to dial) or I am just in a bad signal area generally.
>
> Best regards,
> Sinclair
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 15:16:52 +0200
> From: Raymond Swart <raymond at karigon.net>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] Econet 3G query
> To: ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <4CE3D5C4.4010006 at karigon.net>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Hi Sinclair,
>
> Were are your friends? I think Econet just like Africom have
> concentrated/prioritized certain area's for quality and speed of
> service. I recall some time back that someone I knew living almost next
> door to Borrowdale Village had nothing bad to say about Econet when
> everyone else was complaining about performance issues, and looking at
> Africom's coverage map you can see they have concentrated on "Key"
> area's. I must admit though I have not tried the Econet connection since
> their "re-capitalization re-launch". I'd like to think service has
> improved especially since the market has been diluted by Africom/Powertel.
>
> Would be interesting to hear what everyone else thinks.
>
> Many Thanks,
>
> Raymond Swart
> Karigon (Pvt) Ltd
> www.karigon.net <http://www.karigon.net>
> Web Site Design - Linux Servers - Graphic Design - Support
>
> www.ubuntu.org.zw <http://www.ubuntu.org.zw> Promoting Ubuntu within
> Zimbabwe
>
>
> On 17/11/2010 15:01, O. Sinclair wrote:
>> Friends,
>>
>> has anyone experienced any speed improvements with "new" Econet 3G?
>> I am asking because I notice null improvement but several of my
>> Windows-using colleagues swear by it and claim it is much improved.
>>
>> So am thinking that maybe some connection setting has changed (eg number
>> to dial) or I am just in a bad signal area generally.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Sinclair
>>
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> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:20:43 -0800
> From: Spencer Tom Tafadzwa Chirume <schirume at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ubuntu-ZW] Econet 3G query
> To: Ubuntu-zw at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID:
> 	<AANLkTikEnjOkq50n9VaxoXPj_BHpJKTri6EajVQc7fmv at mail.gmail.com>
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>
> Hi,
>
> Personally I see the Econet "broadband" perfomance as mediocre and
> would rather wait till the incoming bandwidth from the numerous
> operators with access to undersea cables to come online with a
> meaningfull outcome at the user end. The HSDPA in my part of Highlands
> drops out every other minute - if it's present in the first place,
> lanky trees and varying terrain don't help in theory. Strange enough
> when roaming the H sign is a permanent feature on the mobile phone
> screen, in contrast data coverage is choppy, Edge is piece meal the
> work load for Econet is well defined but how they can't provide
> persistant data connections might have to do with the tariff model
> which determines one way or another how contention rates give or take
> throuput at a pre defined rate per second,  given the way a bundle is
> sold per use it is  likely a lose lose situation for many subscribers
> but a win win for said company's operations but there's a plethora of
> excuses. When it works it's ok on a mobile phone, being pretty sure of
> a constant stream of complaints or questions it seems to work fine for
> some users, still the lines(haha) at "Eco"shops tell another story.
> Even when you make a call.
>
> Consider other options such as DSL, fibre and WiMax among others as
> they are rolled out, lack of competition goes hand in hand with
> complacency, in the next few years connectivity will hopefully improve
> by some measurable margin. According to a buddie fairy from a help
> desk Econet forward slash Ecoweb is hosted by Powertel the joke you
> won't find funny when you're on fibre is broadband but no power, the
> former in all manner of apparations does not have enough technical
> support staff to deal with demand, in other words everything is fine
> as long as you pay for zilch. DSL in any form one can get to date  is
> subject to availability - it's a sound option in the coming months of
> the new year, given that's a last mile solution dependent on TelOne
> progress which is game to many variables. Afri-Com said it's fibre had
> reached Marondera a three weeks ago. WiMax is just as good as long as
> you can try it before you buy or encourage IAPs or ISPs to rollout 4G
> after all HSDPA only gets up to four user's per second at 256kBits/s,
> anything but dialup seems fast enough untill a glass ceiling is
> reached hence a proactive customer gets their way in general. Patience
> is a virtue as long as it has nothing to do with a Internet connection
> in my humble opinion.
>
> Goodluck!
> Spencer,
> Freelancer.
>
>
> On 17/11/2010, Raymond Swart <raymond at karigon.net> wrote:
>> Hi Sinclair,
>>
>> Were are your friends? I think Econet just like Africom have
>> concentrated/prioritized certain area's for quality and speed of
>> service. I recall some time back that someone I knew living almost next
>> door to Borrowdale Village had nothing bad to say about Econet when
>> everyone else was complaining about performance issues, and looking at
>> Africom's coverage map you can see they have concentrated on "Key"
>> area's. I must admit though I have not tried the Econet connection since
>> their "re-capitalization re-launch". I'd like to think service has
>> improved especially since the market has been diluted by Africom/Powertel.
>>
>> Would be interesting to hear what everyone else thinks.
>>
>> Many Thanks,
>>
>> Raymond Swart
>> Karigon (Pvt) Ltd
>> www.karigon.net <http://www.karigon.net>
>> Web Site Design - Linux Servers - Graphic Design - Support
>>
>> www.ubuntu.org.zw <http://www.ubuntu.org.zw> Promoting Ubuntu within
>> Zimbabwe
>>
>>
>> On 17/11/2010 15:01, O. Sinclair wrote:
>>> Friends,
>>>
>>> has anyone experienced any speed improvements with "new" Econet 3G?
>>> I am asking because I notice null improvement but several of my
>>> Windows-using colleagues swear by it and claim it is much improved.
>>>
>>> So am thinking that maybe some connection setting has changed (eg number
>>> to dial) or I am just in a bad signal area generally.
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> Sinclair
>>>
>>
>
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