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  1. #1
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    503 Service Unavailable experienced when trying to update

    I've been experiencing several 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.13 80] when trying to run "sudo apt-get udpate" or when trying to run any installs for anything through the cli. I'm running 12.04.

    Below is an excerpt from my latest update attempt:

    Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.91.14 80]

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    Has anyone else been experiencing this?

  2. #2
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    Re: 503 Service Unavailable experienced when trying to update

    Hello JC1056 and welcome to Ubuntu,

    I've seen quite a few mirrors today that seem to be having problems.
    I don't think it's your machine think it's the mirror your using
    you can change mirrors by going to software center clicking on edit
    and then software sources. about half way down the box that comes up you'll see a dropdown box called download from click on it and select a different server and try again.
    Dave
    Living somewhere in Maine, USA
    Registered Linux User #462608

  3. #3
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    Re: 503 Service Unavailable experienced when trying to update

    Hello kc1di and thank you!
    I tried what you advised and at first it seemed like this was going to resolve my issue. Previously my update would halt at around 63% complete and I would start seeing the first of the errors. This time it reached 100% and paused there before spitting out the following:
    sudo apt-get update
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise InRelease
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
    Get:1 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg [72 B]
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise InRelease
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates InRelease
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release.gpg
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release
    Get:2 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise Release [11.9 kB]
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports InRelease
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security InRelease
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise Release
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release.gpg
    Get:3 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources [8,130 B]
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Sources
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Sources
    Hit http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner i386 Packages
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release.gpg
    Get:4 http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages [10.8 kB]
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise Release
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates Release
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports Release
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.canonical.com precise/partner Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security Release
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted TranslationIndex
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe TranslationIndex
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Sources
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
    503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-updates/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-backports/universe Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/main Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/restricted Translation-en
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com precise-security/universe Translation-en
    Fetched 30.9 kB in 19min 46s (26 B/s)
    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...source/Sources 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...-i386/Packages 503 Service Unavailable [IP: 91.189.92.202 80]

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
    ***Note - I switched from U.S. Server to main server

  4. #4
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    Re: 503 Service Unavailable experienced when trying to update

    Alright, so I think the issue is resolved now. I ran the select best server tool in the software sources menu. After the tool ran, it automatically selected a server for me in Hungary. I'm assuming since I'm in Afghanistan right now, there was an issue with ttl or possibly something else in trying to reach back to a server in the U.S.

    After this I ran another apt-get update and the update completed with only two errors this time. I believe they were for precise/main Sources and precise/main i386 Packages. I can now install the programs I was trying to install.

    Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by JC1056; February 20th, 2013 at 07:29 AM.

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