Please allow upgrade from local ISP archives

Bug #222496 reported by R (Chandra) Chandrasekhar on 2008-04-26

This bug report was converted into a question: question #30868: Please allow upgrade from local ISP archives.

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Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

When I tried upgrading Kubuntu from 7.10 to 8.04 in Australia, it disables my local ISP's K/Ubuntu archives and uses the national archive for Australia.

It then reports this:
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Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/Release.gpg Connection failed
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2 Connection failed
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2 Could not connect to au.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (211.29.132.173), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/universe/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2 Could not connect to au.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (211.29.132.173), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy/multiverse/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2 Could not connect to au.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (211.29.132.173), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/Release.gpg Could not connect to au.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (211.29.132.173), connection timed out
Failed to fetch http://au.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-updates/main/i18n/Translation-en_AU.bz2 Connection failed
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I think the Australian archive was being hammered and could not respond fast enough.

I have an ISP, iiNeT, in Australia, who have updated their archive. It has Hardy, is fast, and free (not counted in my download quota). The update manager had commented out those iiNeT entries. Instead, if it had changed the "gutsy" to "hardy" and tried my local ISP's archives, it would not have failed and I would be reporting success rather than failure.

I suggest testing the local archives to see if they are up-to-date and then to proceed with them, if they are available. I am happy to work with you to help achieve this if you are willing to put the effort into it.

Many thanks.

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

Please read http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/mirror and specifically http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/mirror/3 to get your mirror registered.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
status: Invalid → New
Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

There are preexisting processes for this.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
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