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I just installed Linux Mint Debian edition, gnome 32-bit on my netbook, but when I run sudo apt-get update, I get this error message: Code: Err htp://packages.linuxmint.com debian InRelease Err ...
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    some index files failed to download - linux mint debian edition


    I just installed Linux Mint Debian edition, gnome 32-bit on my netbook, but when I run sudo apt-get update, I get this error message:

    Code:
    Err htp://packages.linuxmint.com debian InRelease
     
    Err htp://packages.linuxmint.com debian Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'packages.linuxmint.com'
    Err htp://debian.linuxmint.com testing InRelease
     
    Err htp://debian.linuxmint.com testing/updates InRelease
     
    Err htp://debian.linuxmint.com testing InRelease
     
    Err htp://debian.linuxmint.com testing Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
    Err htp://debian.linuxmint.com testing/updates Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
    Err htp://debian.linuxmint.com testing Release.gpg
      Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
    Reading package lists... Done
    W: Failed to fetch htp://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/InRelease 
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/testing/InRelease 
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security/dists/testing/updates/InRelease 
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/dists/testing/InRelease 
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://packages.linuxmint.com/dists/debian/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'packages.linuxmint.com'
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/dists/testing/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security/dists/testing/updates/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
    
    W: Failed to fetch htp://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia/dists/testing/Release.gpg  Could not resolve 'debian.linuxmint.com'
    
    W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    This is the contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list file:

    Code:
    deb htt://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
    deb htt://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
    deb htt://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
    deb htt://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
    The output from cat/lsb-release is this:
    Code:
    DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=1
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=debian
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint Debian Edition"
    Can anyone help me with this? I tried selecting the best mirror in software sources and that didn't help anything. I originally posted a question about this on the Linux Mint forums, but no one had any idea.

    Does anyone have any ideas? My system is virtually non-functional right now, and I would really like to have this fixed before I need to travel.

    Thank you!

    EDIT: I broke all the links in the output by removing one "t" from "http" because I guess I cannot post links until I've posted a certain amount? I understand this is an anti-spam measure, but since my error messages contain links, I'm not sure what to do.

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    This occasionally happens. A way round it is to:

    Open Update Manager -> Edit -> Software Sources
    Set Download From to Other and click the select best server button.

    Let it do it's thing and choose the server it selects

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    You need 15 posts before you can post links and you used the best or should I say only work around
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    Sorry if I wasn't clear in my first post. I mentioned that selecting the best mirror (Software Sources -> Select Best Server, etc.) doesn't work. I've tried this tack numerous times, and the system always chooses a different mirror, but the results are still the same.

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    Sometimes on the weekend the mirrors get hammered. I don't do dist-upgrades on the weekend for that reason.
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    The problem has been happening since this past Wednesday, though. This is the original thread I posted, too, if it helps:
    htp://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=185&t=85193&p=494084

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    Completely missed that bit!

    Anyway, I have had a rummage around the Mint forums and the advice seems to be "Keep trying the select best server option and one will hit eventually" which doesn't seem ideal to me . It might be worth leaving it for a day or so and see if things settle down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pythonscript View Post
    The problem has been happening since this past Wednesday, though. This is the original thread I posted, too, if it helps:
    htp://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=185&t=85193&p=494084
    Funny, that's one of the threads I read and I learned about the command inxi -r
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