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Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 26 Apr 2018 01:05
by jlschwartz
I am not able to update as I cannot connect to the required repositories. :o I have tried to change to the new repository names but that did not work either. Please advise how to do this. Thank you.

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 26 Apr 2018 04:20
by ilu
Without any info about the current state of your system nobody will be able to help you. Please post the terminal output of

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inxi -Fxzr
When did you do the last successful update?

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 14:26
by grizzler
I wonder if this is related to the issue I'm having: since some time yesterday afternoon I'm unable to connect to anything on the solydxk.nl domain, unless I use Tor (which is what I'm doing now). Using wget I get:

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p07@asus /data/onderzoek $ wget https://solydxk.nl
--2018-04-27 17:04:39--  https://solydxk.nl/
Herleiden van solydxk.nl (solydxk.nl)... 81.169.195.233
Verbinding maken met solydxk.nl (solydxk.nl)|81.169.195.233|:443... mislukt: Verbinding is geweigerd.
That's connection refused on IP level. Is the server blocking IP ranges?

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:11
by tardy
Same problem here in USA. I can only reach the forum via VPN.

I can get to the SolydXK Home page, but I cannot actually download an iso. "Firefox cannot establish a connection to the server at downloads.solydxk.nl"

Plus no updates. Apt reports

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failed to fetch http://repository.solydxk.nl:80 (81.169.195.233) - connect (111: connection refused)

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:25
by jlschwartz
The system suggested that I install a package to allow https to be used. After I did that, I was able to update my system from the solydxk.nl repository. I had over 200 updates. All ok now. :)

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:31
by tardy
Was that the apt-transport-https package?

If so, I already have that installed.

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:41
by ilu
The apt-transport-https thing is a known issue. I'm changing the topic in order to get everybodies attention.

I'm wondering what kind of issue grizzler and tardy have. Connection still refused? Could you check your IP's and post maybe the first 3 numbers?

Actually some IPs are blocked serverside on the forum due to spammers using them - I'm not convinced that this is really a good idea since a lot of IPs are assigned dynamically.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:43
by tardy
I still cannot connect to the forum without using a VPN. Nor can I download an iso.

Re: Cannot Update My System

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:46
by grizzler
For some reason the server refuses connection from certain IP addresses, like mine and tardy's. There's not a lot we can do about that. Arjen will have to handle it.

As far as updating is concerned, the mirrors aren't affected (at least the Dutch one isn't).

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:49
by jlschwartz
I'm connecting from the USA with no problem. Yes, I installed apt-transport-https and of course changed the repository to solydxk.nl using synaptic. The only problem I'm having is that when I first boot up solydx the system waits for 1.5 minutes before continuing to boot. Can't understand what is causing that. Thanks.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 17:50
by ilu
Without knowing your IPs I can't check whether they are on the spam list.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 18:00
by ilu
Tardy's IP is not on the list.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 18:19
by grizzler
Neither is mine.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 18:27
by tardy
Everything was OK for me yesterday.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 18:49
by grizzler
Things started to go wrong here yesterday late afternoon.

I'm using the Tor browser to connect. It goes through ten or more end point IPs before it finds one that works. Don't know what's blocking things, but it's got a big list.

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 21:12
by Arjen Balfoort
I'm in Budapest right now. Cannot do much on my mobile but I was able to disable some filters. Better?

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 27 Apr 2018 22:49
by tardy
All fixed on my end. Everything's working again. Thanks!

Re: Cannot Update My System - solved by installing apt-transport-https

Posted: 28 Apr 2018 04:59
by grizzler
Yup. Working again. Thanks.