View Full Version : [ubuntu] Is GetDeb still down?

July 24th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I am just now again using the laptop I installed Hardy onto a loong time ago.

GetDeb stopped working for me about 6mos ago.
It still will not work today.

I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right, adding deb http://ubuntu.org.ua/ getdeb/ to the bottom of sources.list. It gets the update list, but 404s whenever it tries to actually download the new packages.

I mean really, if it's been down this long, how can I not find any evidence that it is? The main site seems to say nothing about 6mos+ downtime...

July 24th, 2008, 11:58 PM
andrew, here is a link to keep to check to see if a website is down.
pretty cool you might want to bookmark it. also the correct website is getdeb.net not .com. note when i checked the website on this link it shows it is up
cheesemaker :note to use this link just type in website in blank box

July 25th, 2008, 12:09 AM
You have a space in your URL before/getdeb
Maybe that will help?

July 25th, 2008, 12:12 AM
I thought you needed it like that?

July 27th, 2008, 03:09 AM

Really, I am pretty sure everyone but me is using GetDeb. I am doing something very wrong to get these 404s.

July 27th, 2008, 03:16 AM
It works for me.


July 27th, 2008, 03:23 AM
You have a space in your URL before/getdeb
Maybe that will help?

May be you can give it a try. Since without the space before getdeb, I am able to access that page and its contents.

I was even able to get the Packages.gz downloaded on my PC. Probably you should give it a try.


July 27th, 2008, 03:30 AM
You're right indeed, AndrewZorn: you can add the repository, but none of the packages from it will actually download. It's been like this for a while; I've been meaning to update my blog with this info, but I keep forgetting. I just updated it, so thank you! :)

July 27th, 2008, 01:07 PM
I didn't know getdeb.net had a repository to begin with. Pretty sure they were against one because they think it would mess up all your other apps (and well, it really would).

styrofoam cup
July 27th, 2008, 04:21 PM
www.getdeb.net is down for me :(

July 27th, 2008, 04:23 PM
same here although it was working yesterday for the main site, never used the getdeb repo

July 27th, 2008, 04:31 PM
it just loads for ever for me!

July 27th, 2008, 04:47 PM
I didn't know getdeb.net had a repository to begin with.

It's an unofficial one that was never that reliable to begin with. But it was still an option.