View Full Version : [ubuntu] apt-update error could not connect (I just moved)

September 8th, 2008, 12:35 PM
I recently moved from the US to Nairobi, Kenya. I say that because I wonder if this is at the root of it.

When I run aptitude, apt-get, or any update manager I get the same errors. Here's a few:

Err http://packages.medibuntu.org gutsy Release.gpg
Could not connect to packages.medibuntu.org:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused)
Err http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security Release.gpg
Could not connect to security.ubuntu.com:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused)
Err http://us.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy Release.gpg
Could not connect to us.archive.ubuntu.com:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused) [IP: 80]
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net gutsy/main Translation-en_US
Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 ( - connect (111 Connection refused)

Why would my connection be refused? Does living in Africa mean I need to change sources?

I'm now behind a proxy, would that have something to do with it?


September 8th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Within Synaptic Package Manager you need to set the proxy settings in Settings \ Preferences \ Network.

These will then work for Update Manager. These are in addition to the Proxy settings that you need in Firefox.


September 9th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Thanks for the tip, it pushed me in the right path.

I checked on proxy settings for apt and found this:


That fixed apt, so if it ever finished downloading (:popcorn:) I'll see if it fixed aptitude, too.