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    Ubuntu 12.10 Server inital apt-get update taking a very long time

    I am using a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 server and when I run the sudo apt-get update command, it gets stuck after a few get requests on this:
    Code:
    100% [waiting for headers] [waiting for headers]
    . I left it overnight and when I returned, it had finished but many of the packages had failed connections or 404s. I then changed the sources.list to this (thinking it might be a mirror problem):
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    ###### Ubuntu Main Repos
    deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse 
    deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main restricted universe multiverse 
    
    
    ###### Ubuntu Update Repos
    deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse 
    deb http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse 
    deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-security main restricted universe multiverse 
    deb-src http://uk.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
    When I updated, the exact same thing happened. I have tried using other mirrors as well but they all give similar results. Also, when I try to install using apt-get, it either says "unable to locate package (whatever the name is)" or "Package (whatever the name is) has no installation candidate"
    Last edited by amosjackson; March 18th, 2013 at 07:58 PM.

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