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I can't update my ubuntu Oneiric. When I run sudo apt-get update I get a "Can't connect" message...


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What server is trying to connect to when you run that command? – Zoredache Oct 29 '11 at 1:01
I've run updates and also did a fresh install on another computer in the last 2 hours. The server I am hooked up to is business as usual. Good luck. – lqlarry Oct 29 '11 at 3:27
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Possibly, but that's not a problem because there are over 300 servers all over the world. Check out Edit->Software Sources in the Software Center for available servers. It's advisable to pick a server near your geographic location for faster download speeds.

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Thanks. I'm going to try another server. – Joaquín M Oct 30 '11 at 2:07

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