Cannot select best update server

Bug #456365 reported by Julian Pitt on 2009-10-20
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software-properties (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

when i access the software sources through System-Administration-Software Sources, I am unable to select the best server for my location. On the Ubuntu Software tab, I click on the drop down arrow and select "Download from Other", in the following "Choose a download server" dialogue United Kingdom is already selected. I then click "Select Best Server", whereupon 291 server locations are pinged to ascertain the best one for me to use. It starts off ok and gets as far as saying "284 of 286 tests completed, whereupon it goes no further. If i leave it for hours it will go no further and I am forced to kill the process. I am using Jaunty 9.04 with Gnome 2.26.1. I have a screen shot if needed but cannot see how to attach it to this report.

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Julian Pitt (jdpitt) wrote :

This shot shows how far the process of finding the best download server gets, it never finishes basically.

affects: ubuntu → software-properties (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package software-properties - 0.75.5

software-properties (0.75.5) lucid; urgency=low

  [ Harald Sitter ]
  * KDE frontend: replace old manual listing of file endings for key import
    with mimetype based model (no need to support old stuff since it is so
    incredibly wrong... ending-wise that is)

  [ Amichai Rothman ]
  * Fix import of keys with non-ascii filename (LP: #350485)
  * Add source line input validation when adding a new source (LP: #116445)
  * Fix selected item and edit/remove button state after toggling a source
  * Fix alternate mirror selection corrupting sources.list (LP: #464707)
  * Fix selected mirror not shown in combobox (LP: #96110)
  * Fix mirror selection dialog error in non-ascii locale (LP: #96201)
  * Fix crash when modifying sources selection (LP: #102792)
  * Fix error handling when ppa key is missing (LP: #475220)
  * Improve keyboard tab order in some dialogs (LP: #464569)
  * Fix and improve mirror test and GUI (LP: #223047)
  * Fix mirror test timeout handling (LP: #456365)
  * Fix i18n, accelerators and styling on all dialogs (LP: #102773)
  * Fix utf8 in edit source dialog comments (LP: #489960)
 -- Amichai Rothman <email address hidden> Mon, 07 Dec 2009 14:46:38 +0200

Changed in software-properties (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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