Failure to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer, python error while downloading the files

Bug #1074952 reported by Steve Goodman on 2012-11-04
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
msttcorefonts (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

I had the same problem with 11.04. I also couldn't download flash, but got around that by following a suggestion from one of the forums.

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SteveRiley here... I directed our forum user to post this bug. Here's the output of the attempt to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer:

$ sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  ttf-mscorefonts-installer
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/27.4 kB of archives.
After this operation, 133 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Preconfiguring packages ...
Selecting previously unselected package ttf-mscorefonts-installer.
(Reading database ... 123991 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ttf-mscorefonts-installer (from .../ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.4ubuntu3_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig ...
Processing triggers for update-notifier-common ...
ttf-mscorefonts-installer: downloading http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/update-notifier/package-data-downloader", line 234, in process_download_requests
    dest_file = urllib.urlretrieve(files[i])[0]
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 93, in urlretrieve
    return _urlopener.retrieve(url, filename, reporthook, data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 239, in retrieve
    fp = self.open(url, data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 207, in open
    return getattr(self, name)(url)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 358, in open_http
    return self.http_error(url, fp, errcode, errmsg, headers)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 371, in http_error
    result = method(url, fp, errcode, errmsg, headers)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 664, in http_error_301
    return self.http_error_302(url, fp, errcode, errmsg, headers, data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 634, in http_error_302
    data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 660, in redirect_internal
    return self.open(newurl)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 207, in open
    return getattr(self, name)(url)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 358, in open_http
    return self.http_error(url, fp, errcode, errmsg, headers)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 371, in http_error
    result = method(url, fp, errcode, errmsg, headers)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 634, in http_error_302
    data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 660, in redirect_internal
    return self.open(newurl)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 207, in open
    return getattr(self, name)(url)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py", line 344, in open_http
    h.endheaders(data)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 954, in endheaders
    self._send_output(message_body)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 814, in _send_output
    self.send(msg)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 776, in send
    self.connect()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/httplib.py", line 757, in connect
    self.timeout, self.source_address)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/socket.py", line 571, in create_connection
    raise err
IOError: [Errno socket error] [Errno 101] Net...

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Art Phong (artphong68) wrote :

I simply confirm that the Bug of a failure during the installing of ttf-mscorefonts, is still present at this date July 2013, and present for both the Ubuntu 32-bit release 12.04LTS and 32-bit Studio 12.04LTS release.

In this bug report;
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-notifier/+bug/994125
the Bug report is changed to Status "Invalid". I feel this is wrong, as there is no clear solution to this Installation failure.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in msttcorefonts (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - I have tried the tricks given in various forums but cannot get ttf-
- mscorefonts-installer to install on Kubuntu 12.04. As soon as it tries
- to download Arandale, it hangs up, then gives me error messages
- concerning this folder: /usr/lib/python2.7/urllib.py.
+ Failure to install ttf-mscorefonts-installer, python error while
+ downloading the files
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