ppa.launchpad.net failing

Asked by PTTools Support on 2012-01-27

What's wrong with ppa.launchpad.net? I'm in Bangkok, Thailand. I've been trying to apt-get update for hours. I continue to get these errors:

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages
  Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:

Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (91.189.90.217). - connect (110: Connection timed out)
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tahoar/testing/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tahoar/testing/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/voria/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/Release.gpg Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/voria/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2 Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/pidgin-developers/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/rabbitvcs/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tahoar/testing/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/voria/ppa/ubuntu/dists/lucid/main/binary-amd64/Packages.gz Unable to connect to ppa.launchpad.net:http:
Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

Tom

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Solved:
2012-01-28
Last query:
2012-01-28
Last reply:
2012-01-27
Aaron Bentley (abentley) said : #1

It's working for me. Are you still having problems?

Yes, I've had the problem for over 24 hours, including right now. The problem starts with this report:

Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid Release.gpg
  Could not connect to ppa.launchpad.net:80 (91.189.90.217). - connect (110: Connection timed out)

I've tried changing to https, and pointing to a proxy server. I have the same problem from three different clients. It is a problem with all ppa's on my systems, not just my own. Nothing has helped.

It is possible that Thailand is blocking ppa.launchpad.net. Does launchpad.net have any leverage with Thailand's censorship authorities?

Actually, I just tried one more thing. I changed to another ISP and it works. For some reason, Thailand's ISP called TRUE is very aggressive in blocking things on their service. If launchpad.net had any leverage, please exercise it.