tony1812
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Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:06 pm

Hello, quit often when I update and grade my pi, I get error like this:

Last modification reported: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:06 +0000
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?

Why is that? Is there something wrong with the repository? Is there anything I can do to eliminate this error? Thanks.

DirkS
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:22 pm

Did you do as suggested?
Run

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sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
and if there are any errors post the *full* message here.

tony1812
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:10 pm

yea sudo update
sudo upgrade

This is the entire error message
"Last modification reported: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:06 +0000
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?"

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buja
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:26 pm

I have the same problem the last couple of days.
Trying again later seems to work. How much later? Can be minutes or the next day.

DirkS
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:47 pm

tony1812 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:10 pm
"Last modification reported: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:06 +0000
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?"
Odd... I would expect lines with the actual archives it is trying to read / download, etc...
Are you sure *all* the output consists of just those 2 lines?

tony1812
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:56 pm

DirkS wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:47 pm
tony1812 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:10 pm
"Last modification reported: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:40:06 +0000
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?"
Odd... I would expect lines with the actual archives it is trying to read / download, etc...
Are you sure *all* the output consists of just those 2 lines?
There are some other lines don't seem to be relevant, but theses two lines stick out.

tony1812
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:59 pm

buja wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:26 pm
I have the same problem the last couple of days.
Trying again later seems to work. How much later? Can be minutes or the next day.
On and off, when I do update and upgrade, I had similar error messages in the past. I wonder if the problem exist on the repository? Perhaps it is managed by some newbies?

DirkS
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Re: Unable to fetch some archives

Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:59 am

tony1812 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:56 pm
There are some other lines don't seem to be relevant, but theses two lines stick out.
Well, it would be useful to see which repos you have problems with, but apparently you think otherwise.
Makes you think why you even bother to post the issue here...

Maybe you should report the problem to the maintainers of the repo(s) instead of this community-led forum.

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