Connection refused

Asked by Duray Pascal on 2008-11-03

Dear,

During the system update process (I have 8 updates pending) at the download stage I receive the following errors:
Do I need to be registred now in order to have my Ubuntu OS up-to-date?

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt_0.7.9ubuntu17.1_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/a/apt/apt-utils_0.7.9ubuntu17.1_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/e/evince/evince_2.22.2-0ubuntu2_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gvfs/libgvfscommon0_0.2.5-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gvfs/gvfs-backends_0.2.5-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gvfs/gvfs_0.2.5-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/g/gvfs/gvfs-fuse_0.2.5-0ubuntu3_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

W: Échec de la récupération de http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-intel/xserver-xorg-video-intel_2.2.1-1ubuntu13.7_i386.deb
  Connexion à be.archive.ubuntu.com: 80 (195.238.1.5) impossible. - connect (111 Connexion refusée)

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Solved by:
José Ernesto Dávila Pantoja
Solved:
2008-11-09
Last query:
2008-11-09
Last reply:
2008-11-08

Sometimes the repository server is busy and you get this kind of errors. Try connecting to another server to install the updates.

Hi,

I also use the Belgian repository mirrors and had the exact same error as you a few minutes ago.

Workaround procedure is as follows:

Use a text editor and root privileges to edit the file /etc/apt/sources.list

Replace all occurrences of be.archive with nl.archive

Then run the commands:

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

Regards,

Mark

Open the System → Administration → Software Sources

open the [Ubuntu Software] tab select main server

Then open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoremove

Hope this helps

Thanks Jose Ernesto Davila, that solved my question.