problem with dell ppa ubuntu repository

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 05:35:36 CDT 2009


O. Sinclair wrote:
> Since Thursday I get the following error when I do a "sudo apt-get 
> update" on my Kubuntu 8.04.2 laptop:
> W: Failed to fetch 
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/dell-team/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/binary-i386/Packages.bz2 
>   Hash Sum mismatch
> W: Failed to fetch 
> http://ppa.launchpad.net/dell-team/ubuntu/dists/hardy/main/source/Sources.bz2 
>   Hash Sum mismatch
> E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old 
> ones used instead.
> 
> anyone have the same problem, anyone knows what might cause it?
Should anyone ever get this problem here is one solution, found after 
MUCH and PLENTY searching. Apparently proxy servers can mess it up so at 
console run:

sudo apt-get update -o Acquire::http::No-Cache=True

and that sorted the problem, whatever it was....

Sinclair



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