There is not a single day goes by where I see something like this dialog in Ubuntu Software Center

Asked by Pranav bhattarai on 2019-08-21

Screenshot: https://imgur.com/TWaDDvw

This is the only 1 message, there are several other.

Why can't Ubuntu do something about this?

Internet connection is fine.

Distro: Ubuntu 19.04

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2019-08-21
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2019-08-22
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

For diagnostic purposes, what output do you receive for the commands (to be executed in a terminal window):

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
timedatectl
sudo apt update

pranav@Inspi5548:~$ uname -a
Linux Inspi5548 5.0.0-25-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Thu Aug 1 12:04:58 UTC 2019 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
pranav@Inspi5548:~$ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 19.04
Release: 19.04
Codename: disco
pranav@Inspi5548:~$ timedatectl
               Local time: Wed 2019-08-21 23:24:08 +0545
           Universal time: Wed 2019-08-21 17:39:08 UTC
                 RTC time: Wed 2019-08-21 17:39:08
                Time zone: Asia/Kathmandu (+0545, +0545)
System clock synchronized: yes
              NTP service: active
          RTC in local TZ: no
pranav@Inspi5548:~$ sudo apt update
[sudo] password for pranav:
Hit:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco InRelease
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates InRelease [97.5 kB]
Get:3 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-backports InRelease [88.8 kB]
Get:4 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security InRelease [97.5 kB]
Get:5 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/main amd64 Packages [248 kB]
Get:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/main i386 Packages [211 kB]
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [131 kB]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [15.2 kB]
Get:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [38.2 kB]
Get:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [62.1 kB]
Get:11 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [32.6 kB]
Get:12 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [96.1 kB]
Get:13 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [7,920 B]
Get:14 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [33.8 kB]
Get:15 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [8,745 B]
Get:16 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/main DEP-11 64x64 Icons [21.4 kB]
Get:17 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [17.5 kB]
Get:18 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [14.3 kB]
Get:19 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [44.7 kB]
Ign:20 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:21 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Hit:23 http://ppa.launchpad.net/git-core/ppa/ubuntu disco InRelease
Get:24 https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable InRelease [3,182 B]
Hit:25 http://ppa.launchpad.net/libreoffice/ppa/ubuntu disco InRelease
Get:26 https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/vscode stable/main amd64 Packages [134 kB]
Hit:27 http://repo.mysql.com/apt/ubuntu disco InRelease
Hit:28 http://ppa.launchpad.net/lyzardking/ubuntu-make/ubuntu disco InRelease
Hit:29 https://repo.windscribe.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:30 http://ppa.launchpad.net/qbittorrent-team/qbittorrent-stable/ubuntu disco InRelease
Hit:31 http://ppa.launchpad.net/teejee2008/ppa/ubuntu disco InRelease
Fetched 1,404 kB in 14s (98.9 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
pranav@Inspi5548:~$

I barely use "Ubuntu software" for the update.
I do all the updates from the terminal.

But whenever I visit Ubuntu Software, it annoys me a lot by showing me these pop-up messages again and again.

As if it's asking me to not use Ubuntu Software, like never.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Sorry, no idea what the root cause might be.

Me too.

(Expected something more from u, but I guess this is it.)

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #6

The error message shown on imgur.com is

Unable to download updates:
failed to refresh cache: E:http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco InRelease is not (yet) available (Temporary failure resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com')

The error message refers to the central repository server. You might consider switching to a different one, either the country server for your country, or a local server in your vicinity.

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