Re: 12.04 won' t connect to update
First, it seems you are running the update commands out of order. ORDER IS important.
Originally Posted by ivotkl
Since the repositories are not accessible, have you checked that you can reach them using non-APT methods? Can you ping those servers? Can you ping any internet servers from that box? Fixing this issue is important.
Third, it seems there is some sort of corruption in your APT. That can be logical or physical. I'd try to figure out if it is physical, since THAT would be really bad. Run an fsck on the /var partition - that might be / on your box - I can't tell. Running fsck cannot be done on an mounted partition, so booting off a rescue CD and running it is an option. OR you could drop a /forcefsck into the root directory and reboot. In theory, the existence of that file will force an fsck at the next boot.
Ok, if that comes back fine or corrects issues, I'd check if there is any space left on the device. If not, correct the problem before continuing. That could mean replacing a disk controller or HDD.
There are 2 types of space, use df to check for both.
* df -k /
* df -i /
Assuming you aren't out of storage OR i-nodes, continue, otherwise, correct the out-of-storage problem.
Logical corruption of the APT repository can be ugly. I'd clean and autoclean the repo.
* sudo apt-get autoclean
* sudo apt-get clean
Then try your update/dist-upgrade again.
Hopefully, these steps make everything fine. If not, I'd look for an APT troubleshooter wiki article. It might just be easier to restore from a backup that happened the day prior to experiencing this issue. Backups rock, especially for things like this.
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