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Author Topic: Can't update mirrors  (Read 1542 times)

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Can't update mirrors
« on: January 29, 2009, 01:10:20 pm »

AMD 64: newly installed vl 5.9 RC2.
I get an error message trying to update the package/extra/patch list with gslapt.
The firewall is not enabled and no matter which mirrors I select I just get a 'cannot connect to' or 'cannot update' error (I forget the wording).
I must have something fundamentally wrong here as Firefox works fine but the attempts to connect to the mirrors are really slow before they quit altogether.

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:# slapt-get --update
Retrieving package data [http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/vectorlinux.com/VL64-5.9/patches/]...Failed to download: HTTP response code said error
Retrieving package data [http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/vectorlinux.com/VL64-5.9/extra/]...Failed to parse package data from http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/vectorlinux.com/VL64-5.9/extra/
Sources failed to download, correct sources and rerun --update

Edit: The Sticky on VL mirrors ,,,the link gives me an error.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 09:53:54 am by addr »
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Re: Can't update mirrors
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 12:37:41 pm »

Is that VL 5.9 Standard RC2?  SOHO RC2?  VL64 5.9 alpha2?  All of those are long discarded development releases with known problems.  You need to be on a final build of 5.9 or 5.9.1.  The only current release candidate is Vector Linux 6.0 RC4.
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Re: Can't update mirrors
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 01:59:24 pm »

I am trying to get a 64 bit version so I guess I'm out of luck.
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Re: Can't update mirrors
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 10:31:23 pm »

You are not out of luck.  VL64 5.9 was abandoned, yes.  There is a VL64 6.0 that is currently at alpha-0.9 and it's getting good reports for an early development version.  You may want to try that.

Having said that, yes, you are correct that Vector Linux has not had a 64-bit final release yet.
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eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
CentOS 6.5 (will try VL64-7.1 soon)

Toshiba Satellite A135-S4727,  Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz, 2GB RAM, Intel GMA 950

HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1