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  1. #1
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    Red face apt-get update not working......

    Hi,

    I have a farily new install of 8.04.3 server and I am having trouble with getting the following command to work.

    sudo apt-get update

    It is saying that apt-get "could not resolve" the server. The error text is below.

    Here is my sources.list and after that are the error messages I am getting.

    Thanks in advance!

    --------- sources.list ---------------------------

    #
    # deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 8.04.3 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20090709)]/ hardy main restricted

    #deb cdrom:[Ubuntu-Server 8.04.3 _Hardy Heron_ - Release i386 (20090709)]/ hardy main restricted
    # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
    # newer versions of the distribution.

    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted

    ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the
    ## distribution.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security
    ## team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy universe
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

    ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu
    ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to
    ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in
    ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu
    ## security team.
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy multiverse
    deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse
    deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports'
    ## repository.
    ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as
    ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes
    ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features.
    ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review
    ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team.
    # deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
    # deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse

    ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from Canonical's
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    ## offered by Canonical and the respective vendors as a service to Ubuntu
    ## users.
    # deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    # deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner

    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security universe
    deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse
    deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security multiverse

    ----------------- error messages ----------------------
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy Release.gpg
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/restricted Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/universe Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates Release.gpg
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com hardy-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'us.archive.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security Release.gpg
    Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/main Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
    Err http://security.ubuntu.com hardy-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Could not resolve 'security.ubuntu.com'
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  2. #2
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    Re: apt-get update not working......

    You need to check your internet connection is working;
    Post the output of the following commands;
    Code:
    cat /etc/resolv.conf
    ifconfig
    nslookup google.com
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    Re: apt-get update not working......

    Hi Solar,

    Thanks for the response!

    Here is a the output requested.......

    This is smelling like a nameserver dns configuration issue......

    ------- resolve.conf -----------
    search gerules.com
    nameserver 151.167.1.8

    Note: The 151 address above was the name server address I had for yahoo's dns server. This is an old entry. I use to be running debian and I copied it from that system.

    The interesting thing is that I can get to www.gerules.com and the name resolves to my static ip address.

    ------- ifconfig -----------
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:5a:5b:a8:34
    inet addr:216.63.57.169 Bcast:216.63.57.175 Mask:255.255.255.248
    inet6 addr: fe80::210:5aff:fe5b:a834/64 Scope:Link
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:620496 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2
    TX packets:703458 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:160350883 (152.9 MB) TX bytes:501352510 (478.1 MB)
    Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2c00

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:3998 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:3998 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:358911 (350.4 KB) TX bytes:358911 (350.4 KB)

    nslookup google.com responded with a
    ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

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    Re: apt-get update not working......

    Odd i can resolve us.archive.ubuntu.com using that namesever (so thats fine) and ping your ip address (so doesn't seem to be a routing problem).
    Are you allowed to be using that server or may they have blocked your ip for using their servers without permission.
    Can you try;
    Code:
    nslookup google.com - 4.2.2.2
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    Re: apt-get update not working......

    Thanks for the reply.

    Here is the response from the
    nslookup google.com - 4.2.2.2

    Server: 4.2.2.2
    Address: 4.2.2.2#53

    Non-authoritative answer:
    Name: google.com
    Address: 209.85.225.103
    Name: google.com
    Address: 209.85.225.104
    Name: google.com
    Address: 209.85.225.105
    Name: google.com
    Address: 209.85.225.106
    Name: google.com
    Address: 209.85.225.147
    Name: google.com
    Address: 209.85.225.99

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    Re: apt-get update not working......

    Maybe try changing you dns providers then - you could try 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3 and 4.2.2.4
    There is NO such thing as a humble opinion
    Remember : RUNNING UNKNOWN COMMANDS CAN DAMAGE YOUR COMPUTER
    Please read and ensure you understand the entire thread before posting to avoid redundant and/or irrelevant and/or misleading posts.

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    Talking SOLVED: Re: apt-get update not working......

    Thanks Solar!

    The problem was with my dns. The 151 address described above didn't work anymore. I changed it to the 4.2.2.2 address and things worked like a charm.

    Thanks again for taking the time to help.

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