remove any reference to mirror

Bug #231966 reported by Alex Muntada on 2008-05-19
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Software Updater
python-apt (Debian)
Fix Released
python-apt (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
update-manager (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

1. a regression test is enough, this fix has no conceptual changes

Domain was replaced by a while ago and a new archive mirror was registered in launchpad recently:

The new URL was recently added in dist-upgrader mirrors.cfg, however the old is still present too:

Could you please remove any reference to the old and replace it with where needed?

Thanks a lot!

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
assignee: nobody → mvo
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2008-06-03
Changed in update-manager:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2008-06-20
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package update-manager - 1:0.91.5

update-manager (1:0.91.5) intrepid; urgency=low

  * DistUpgrade/
    - support "" as a valid mirror and
      auto transition from that to the regular archive
      (LP: #235527)
    - add extra paraonoia when adding a missing admin group
      (thanks to LaMont Jones) LP: #241723
  * UpdateManager/
    - support "exo-open" (xfce) too (LP: #240473)
  * DistUpgrade/mirrors.cfg:
    - remove (LP: #231966)
  * DistUpgrade/
    - fix typo and unfuzzy translations (LP: #220505)
  * UpdateManager/, data/
    - provide a gconf key /apps/update-manager/autoclose_install_window
      to make it possible to prevent automatic closing of the installation
      window (LP: #183209)
  * DistUpgrade/DistUpgrade.cfg.dapper:
    - remove from powerpc, it is not available on but on (LP: #241729)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Fri, 20 Jun 2008 20:02:50 +0200

Changed in update-manager:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted into -proposed, please test and give feedback here. Please see for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Alex Muntada (alex.muntada) wrote :

Okay, has been removed from mirrors.cfg in:

However, following your advice I just installed a fresh 8.04.1 on a virtual machine, updated with latest -proposed packages and update-manager still shows instead of in Software Sources app. This is how I find it:

 - System > Administration > Software Sources
 - Ubuntu Software > Download from: > Other... > Spain >


Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Hi Alex, thanks for testing the update. The reason why the is still in is that:

still has it as a valid and up-to-date mirror. At least that is what
claims. That looks like a bug in the mirror prober to me.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Copied to hardy-updates. It has been verified that the new update-manager can successfully upgrade 7.10 to 8.04 without noticeable regressions. Unfortunately it could not be verified from a third party that this bug is really fixed, but we strongly believe it is. If you still have problems, please report back here. Thank you!

Changed in update-manager:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Alex Muntada (alex.muntada) wrote :

Just sent a message to Guilherme Salgado, the owner of that mirror on edge.

Guilherme Salgado (salgado) wrote :

I don't know how the mirror ended up on but it's not there anymore. I also made sure it never shows up there again.

Alex Muntada (alex.muntada) wrote :

Digging in the software-properties source package I finally found the culprit (so to speak): python-apt still has a list of mirrors (both in Debian and Ubuntu) that should be replaced by the counterparts. So, I downloaded the latest python-apt I found in a.u.c and this is what I found:

$ dpkg-deb -x python-apt_0.7.7.1ubuntu2_i386.deb .
$ grep -r caliu python-apt

Therefore, I guess this should be fixed in hardy and intrepid, and maybe dapper.


Alex Muntada (alex.muntada) wrote :

Sorry, a made a typo:

$ grep -r caliu .

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thank you! Michael, should be an easy fix. However, why does python-apt have a mirror list in the first place? Shouldn't apt and python-apt be totally ignorant about host names and all that ?

Changed in python-apt:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: New → Triaged
Changed in python-apt:
status: Unknown → New
Julian Andres Klode (juliank) wrote :

Has been fixed in version

python-apt ( karmic; urgency=low

  * merged from debian, remaining changes:
    - updated mirrors
    - build python2.4
    - use DH_PYCENTRAL=include-links
    - use --install-layout=deb
    - update ubuntu mirrors on bzr-buildpackage

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 05 May 2009 12:03:27 +0200

And even more in 0.10.4ubuntu1, which contains the merged 0.10.4:
python-apt ( unstable; urgency=low

  [ Michael Vogt ]
  * data/templates/
    - updated for the new ubuntu karmic version
  * data/templates/
    - add squeeze

  [ Otavio Salvador ]
  * utils/ updated to support current mirror page.
  * Update Debian mirrors. (Closes: #518071)

 -- Michael Vogt <email address hidden> Tue, 05 May 2009 12:03:27 +0200

Changed in python-apt (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in python-apt (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
Alex Muntada (alex.muntada) wrote :

The old is still present in update-manager branch (also update-manager-core_0.132_i386.deb):

Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Hardy has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the Hardy task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in python-apt (Ubuntu Hardy):
status: New → Won't Fix
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