Strange Loss of Synaptic Functionality
- Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:26:45 -0500
- From: "Stephen P. Molnar" <s.molnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Strange Loss of Synaptic Functionality
I am experiencing a very strange problem.
Yesterday I had my Internet connection switched to a fiber optic
network As a result I know have 120 MB/s both down and up.
That was the good news. Now for the other side. Synaptic hangs on
Downloading Package Information on Reload. The errors are:
Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/InRelease
Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists/stre
tch/updates/InRelease Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/
dists/stretch-updates/InRelease Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.o
rg/debian/dists/stretch-backports/InRelease Some index files failed to
download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Apt update (as root) gives me:
0% [Connecting to ftp-chi.osuosl.org (2600:3402:200:227::2)]
[Connecting to security.debian.org (2607:ea00:101:3c0b::1deb:215)]
Yet if I download a package with firefox gdebi is perfectly happy
Everything else is working without any problems.
Incidentally, this is a fresh OS installation (due to a mis-function
with sda and subsequent replacement.
Guidance will be much appreciated.
Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D.