I just notice that when trying to update some of the Ubuntu server I have running that they can not find the archives. This is the error I get:
Err http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com lucid Release.gpg Could not connect to sg.archive.ubuntu.com:80 (188.8.131.52). - connect (111: Connection refused)
I found some info about archives being hosted on the Amazon ec2 cloud so I decided to switch repository. To do this problem open the sources.list found under
Original entries from sources.list
deb http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted deb-src http://sg.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
New entries in sources.list
deb http://ap-southeast-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted deb-src http://ap-southeast-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid main restricted
Now I am able to connect but I end up with the following error:
Fetched 1 B in 3s (0 B/s) W: Failed to fetch bzip2:/var/lib/apt/lists/partial/security.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_natty-security_main_source_Sources Hash Sum mismatch E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
Not much I can do about this. The same error occurs on different network locations and using different archives and different version of Ubuntu. Let’s hope they fix it soon.
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