update-manager thinks I still live in Australia

Bug #145058 reported by Stuart Bishop on 2007-09-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

update-manager still prompts me if I want to use Australian mirrors or the main mirror, despite not being in Australia for two years. No idea where this state is stored, and there is no way to change it via the GUI.

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

This is not a bug report. If you happen to install ubuntu while you were in alstralia you choose in the first couple of prompts in installer your country and it from there adds it to /etc/apt/sources.list.
Im not sure hwer eyou are right now but open /etc/apt/sources.list in your favorite editor using sudo or gtksudo If using gedit or kate or kedit use gtksuod or kdesu (gnome or kde) but you wan to open it as sudo and you will see lines like deb http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy multiverse atleast i think its au but anyway remove the au and use the country code for wher eyou live now or even pull the "au. out of it totally so it reads like
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ gutsy universe and you would also remove gutsy and replace with the version you are on. do this for all of the lines that have the country code in there (the security repos dont use country code, than run sudo apt-get update than open update manager or use sudo apt-get upgrade. The GUI update-manager using whatever repos are in the sources.list file
Please report this to launchpad answers at https://answers.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
Stuart Bishop (stub) wrote :

There is no mention of Australia anywhere in /etc/apt or subdirectories. This information is coming from elsewhere and there is no way I have found from changing it via the gui (and I don't know where to find it on the fs so can't even change it from the command prompt).

Changed in update-manager:
status: Invalid → New
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport.

When you say that it prompts you for the mirror, do you mean the "Software Properties" window (System/Administration/Software Properties)? If not, could you please attach steps where it pormpts or a screenshot of the prompting?


Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Stuart Bishop (stub) wrote :

Yes Michael - System/Administration/Software Properties displays the mirror selection widget I'm talking about. The same dialog you get by right clicking on the update-manager notification icon and choosing 'preferences' or Settings/Repositories in Synaptic.

(I can of course choose a different mirror using 'Other', so I assume this bug is low priority)

Stuart Bishop (stub) on 2007-10-01
Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → New
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Incomplete
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in update-manager:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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