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Thread: apt-get through approx fails with 'W: Failed to fetch'

  1. #1
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    Jun 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    apt-get through approx fails with 'W: Failed to fetch'

    I have a small network of five computers - three laptop clients and two tower servers - all running Ubuntu 12.04. I use approx to reduce network traffic and to speed updates. It's been great, but inconsistent. It will run for a few months, and then I start to get
    "W: Failed to fetch http://localhost:9999/base/dists/pre...source/Sources 404 Not Found"
    sort of errors.

    I've tried to recover by running approx-gc, by cleaning out the appox-cache on the approx server; by cleaning out /var/apt/lists on the clients and running apt-get clean and apt-get update. Sometimes this does the trick. But not this tme.

    I had trouble getting my head around the proper coding for approx.conf and sources.list, but the attached versions did work until recently.

    Any suggestions on how to get approx working smoothly and consistently?

    Thanks. - Erny
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    new york state
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: apt-get through approx fails with 'W: Failed to fetch'

    this might not be what you want to hear but have you ever thought about salt or chef or even better

    I know nothing about approx I sure that you will get a better answer then this but I hope that this helps
    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority

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