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    Question Failed to fetch!!!!????

    I just installed 8.04 from 7.10 this morning and my synaptic and update-manager hang while updating or by hitting the reload button in synaptic. When I cancel the update or reloading process it seems that there are 9 files that can't be fetched:

    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...dy/Release.gpg
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...es/Release.gpg
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Failed to fetch http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...tion-en_US.bz2
    Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    How do I get around this? I'm not sure if I need these or not.
    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    the server is busy. Ubuntu servers are being swamped right now
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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    It could be that the Server's were getting hammered really bad at the time.

    As I'm sure you can appreciate, everybody wants to download the CD Image, and so the server's get pretty busy. Try again at some point, it should be fine

    But also, don't forget to check your internet connection etc.

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    I'm getting this too. It has nothing to do with your connection, the servers are just "swamped".

    It will die down soon.

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    I too am getting it. I thought it was my machine and then thought "Oh wait it might be the servers". Just wanted to check on the forums and double check. Thought it might have been a new issue since I was using beta and never had this prob. Thanks for the info.
    System Specs: AMD Athlon X2 5000+ 3.0GHrz dual-core, XFX GeForce 8200 MB, 3.0GB DDR2, GeForce 9800GT 1024MB graphics card, 320GB hdd, 620GB hdd, Coolmaster CM690 case, Ubuntu 11.04 Ubuntu # 28694

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    If you are not doing the upgrade through the package manager tried downloading from the torrents. There are tons of seeds out there and its making the download go a lot quicker. The servers today have been very unresponsive due to the fact everyone wants to get their hands on the new bird .

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    Thank you all for your help....makes sense since ubuntu is getting ever so popular.

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    Looks like ubuntu needs faster servers and more bandwidth

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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    While it is annoying, getting servers hammered due to popularity and increased interest is a great problem to have!

    edit: This issue is happening to me as well FAMUgolfer. I'd give it a day or so and it should calm back down.
    gotee12
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    Re: Failed to fetch!!!!????

    Any chance they are working on using a BitTorrent method of distribution for patch upgrades? Now that is what I would love to see!

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