I am trying to install cmake on ubuntu 20.04

sudo apt isntall cmake

everything starts fine, but downloading of package stuck

Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 cmake-data all 3.16.3-1ubuntu1 [1,612 kB] 95% [1 cmake-data 1,509 kB/1,612 kB 94%

I tried different servers as main, US, Slovak but without any change

Any clues how to solve this?

The system is installed in VMware, win 7 as host

Changing mirror, cleaning cache, fresh installation of ubuntu 20.04 did not help.

Installing any other package works

  • Goes smoothly here on the NL server. – Jos May 12 '20 at 7:35
  • Tried NL server, same problem – michal May 12 '20 at 8:26

Maybe your package download have been corrupted. In such cases do

sudo apt clean && sudo apt update

Then repeat your installation command again. Changing to other mirror also could help in some cases.

You could also try to download it:

$ sudo apt download cmake-data
Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 cmake-data all 3.16.3-1ubuntu1 [1 612 kB]
Fetched 1 612 kB in 11s (150 kB/s) 

$ ls | grep cmake

$ sudo apt install ./cmake-data_3.16.3-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb

You could also try to download it directly using wget:

wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/c/cmake/cmake-data_3.16.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb

Also, try to use different network configuration settings: use bridge instead of NAT and vice versa. If your host PC is connected through wi-fi, try to use a different wi-fi hot spot, as it also could be the cause of apt errors.

Installing cmake using Ubuntu Software is also could be used as an alternative way.

  • Didn't help, even fresh installation of ubuntu in VMware – michal May 12 '20 at 9:31
  • Finally I installed cmake via Ubuntu Software, seems work fine. Anyway download cmake-data still not working – michal May 12 '20 at 10:27
  • Ok, I'll include this option to the answer, so you could accept it if you want – Gryu May 12 '20 at 10:29

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