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Month: October 2015

Repositories for TDE was Re: [trinity-users] Slávek's repository

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2015 16:09:27 +0100
On Saturday 03 October 2015 00:28:39 Slávek Banko wrote:
> On Friday 02 of October 2015 19:47:11 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > I have just tried to install TDE, but have been told that Slávek's
> > repository is not accessible. ???  I'll try Tim's for now.
> >
> > Lisi
> Now I tried it and the web server appears to be normally available. I
> tested the availability of packages for Jessie and apt source seems to be
> fine.

Yes, Slávek, I'm sorry.  I managed to install with Tim's repositories, and, 
once I could see a bit, there was a comma instead of a full stop at one point 
in your repository in my sorces.list.  I had checked and checked it, but i 
just couldn't see it!! :-(

I was lucky that Tim's was OK.  It very rarely is.  It is inaccessible again 
this morning.

This is an ongoing problem that I have with spreading the word about TDE.  
Tim's repository is almost normally not available for us (in England?  On the 
South Coast?  Everyone I know who tries to use TDE!), and it is hard to find 
anything else to use.  When I asked recently I was told just to use Tim's and 
it would chose the best mirror.  That is no use if Tim's is unavailable.  

I always say just to use Slávek's.  Yesterday was the first time that Slávek's 
has appeared to be unavailable, and in fact it was.  It is very reliable, but 
hard to find for someone happening on the website.

The error message that I am currently getting (it has been alright on this 
particular computer for the last few days since I set it up when I wrote the 
other day and asked about mirrors) is under my signature.

Can we at least localise this problem.  It has been there ever since I have 
been using TDE and makes installing TDE difficult.  Does it apply anywhere 
other than the south of England?  Once we have localised it, can someone help 
me solve it?  Perhaps we need to find a main mirror this side of the 

And meanwhile what mirror does anyone other than Mike (thanks for your advice, 
Mike, when I asked a week ago.  But as you can see it hasn't helped) suggest 
for now I can't use a nice reliable Slávek one for it?  I currently 
can't connect to the web archive (I was going to link to my email about this 
of a week ago) so you won't even get this for a bit!

One person, who sets computers up for "old people" and decided that Unity was 
too resource hungry for old computers, has abandoned TDE (which was front 
runner) in favour of LXDE largely because of this problem.  It is really very 
tedious to be unable to install/update time after time while you wait for 
whatever gremlin is amusing himself to go away.  I just said to use Slávek's 
repository, but he very reasonably pointed out that it doesn't say so here:

I was going to link to the page on how to get TDE.  It is unavailable.  There 
is obviously a larger problem at the moment.  But the update problem is 

There must be a reliable mirror somewhere that can be reached from England.  
If not, give me a mentor who will help with advice, because I don't know 
where or how to start, and I'll try to find you one.  And anyhow I'll start 
asking people how to do it.

The best, of course, would be to be in Debian's repostitories, but we haven't 
the resources for that. :-(

Perhaps we are just too small and need to find a millionnaire?

Error message for update:
W: Failed to fetch 
Could not connect to 
( - connect (113: No route to host)
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch 
Unable to connect to
E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones 
used instead.
E: Couldn't rebuild package cache