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Re: Strange Loss of Synaptic Functionality




On Sat, 2018-02-10 at 13:34 +0100, john doe wrote:
> On 2/10/2018 12:26 PM, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> > Debian Stretch
> > 
> > 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/InRel
> > ease
> >    Failed to fetch http://security.debian.org/debian-security/dists
> > /stre
> > tch/updates/InRelease  Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debian.org/deb
> > ian/
> > dists/stretch-updates/InRelease  Failed to fetch http://ftp.us.debi
> > an.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
> > installing it.
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> 
> Could you try the following as root:
> 
> $ apt-get clean
> 

Thanks for the reply.

root@AbNormal:/home/comp# apt-get clean
root@AbNormal:/home/comp# 

Just before I read your reply I edited sources-list for a different
source, debian.uchicago.edu father than debian.org, and the synaptic
function was partially restored.

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD
Binary-1 20171209-12:11]/ stretch contrib main 

# deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux 9.3.0 _Stretch_ - Official amd64 DVD
Binary-1 20171209-12:11]/ stretch main contrib 

deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch contrib non-free main 
deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch contrib non-free
main 

# deb http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates main
contrib non-free  
# deb-src http://security.debian.org/debian-security/ stretch/updates
main contrib non-free  

# stretch-updates, previously known as 'volatile'
deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-updates non-free contrib
main 
deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-updates non-free
contrib main 

# stretch-backports, previously on backports.debian.org
deb http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-backports non-free
contrib main 
deb-src http://debian.uchicago.edu/debian/ stretch-backports non-free
contrib main 

For some reason synaptic didn't like Debian security entries, but
worked when they were commented out.  However, I am not happy about not
being able to receive security updates.  Are those entries correct?