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I just logged in toady and wanted to update my software and apparently apt-get update cannot fetch the launchpad repos. When I checked in my browser neither launchpad.net nor ubuntuforums can be accessed.

So my question is simple: are they down or is it just me?

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Same here in Germany launchpad.net, ubuntuforums.org and ubuntu.com including it's subdomains are unavailable. –  LiveWireBT Aug 18 '12 at 8:22
    
@LiveWireBT Apparently it doesn't affect the main server for me, only the one in Romania. Could it be an Europe-only issue? –  vitiv Aug 18 '12 at 8:25
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Note: As of 1100 UTC on August 18, the servers appear to be coming back online.

  • The Launchpad/PPA servers and other websites hosted by Canonical are moving to a new data-center, which is causing some outages.

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  • Launchpad and Ubuntu Forums appear to be down for everyone, as of August 18, 2012, 0830 UTC.

  • Recent maintenance on Launchpad has often gone beyond the scheduled time, so take any expected time announced with a grain of salt.
  • Please check the Launchpad Status Twitter feed. or their blog for the latest updates.
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Yep. Under maintenance for 4 hours. –  vitiv Aug 18 '12 at 8:26
    
"Please check blog.launchpad.net for the latest updates" ... when that website is down xD The Twitter feed is useful though –  Lekensteyn Aug 18 '12 at 8:29
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Yay now it's back! :D –  vitiv Aug 18 '12 at 8:31
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