can't download package gv

Asked by A. Held

W: Failed to fetch

The only step I could think of was try try and try again. Always the
same result.

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 🦄 (popey) said :

That file does exist on that server. You could try manually getting it using Appliactions --> Accessories --> Terminal and then type:-


What do you get when you type that command?

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Phil (phil-radcliffe) said :

Had the same prob allanpope, in my default install of edgy my first linux install there were no debian 32 libs..........don't know how i had them installed, there was the update icon after installing @something@ and that solved the problem i had with frostwire, in came all the 32 bit support, a lot of it in the applications menu.

hope this helps, if it doesn't i'm sorry.................but learning all the time,


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Best Frode M. Døving (frode) said :

One can also try to change to another nearby country mirror.

Editing /etc/apt/source.list changing to for example.

- Frode

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A. Held (vera1) said :

It turns out to be an incredible misunderstanding. I was stuck in
the installation of my HP 5180 printer, and phoned the local (Switz)
help line and there they INSISTED that Ubuntu was not supported.

I KNEW it was and we had a not very pleasant discussion which
ended up with me being passed up a ladder to a `chat ' system where
again I met someone who also insisted that it was not supported.

She even sent me a website stating clearly that only redhat, suse and
mandrake were supported and NO OTHER!
 I promised to send a proof.

I eventually solved the problem and then sent her the trail of what I did.

Today I received a mail from her saying that the problem was that
I hadn't looked at a particular sub website, apparently forgetting the gist of our conversation!!!

Thanks for your interest and support

Alan Held