Recently, I tried to run the command, sudo apt-get update and got the Temporary failure in name resolution error. But, after that the command proceeded and went on to update. Should I worried about the error. Below is the complete log:

sudo apt-get update
sudo: unable to resolve host {hostname}: Temporary failure in name resolution
Hit:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal InRelease                                                                                                                                                 
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]                                                                                                                                
Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]                                                                                                                                 
Fetched 6,581 kB in 6s (1,180 kB/s)                                       
Reading package lists... Done
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    Does this answer your question? Error message "sudo: unable to resolve host (none)"
    – muru
    Jun 4 at 7:36
  • i guess your dns server is not properly setup. cat /etc/resolv.conf should point to a dns nameserver like your route / gateway. As alternative you can try one from google: type in as root (without sudo) echo nameserver >> /etc/resolv.conf a second hint might be a wrong default route ip route should list a default route via your router / gateway ip. If not you can create such a route with sudo ip route add default via <routerip> Jun 4 at 8:27

It seems likely that your computer's hostname is not configured correctly. There are two files you should check; /etc/hostname contains just your computer's name, and /etc/hosts will have a line that maps the IP address to your hostname. For example, those files might look like:

username@ubuntu ~ $ cat /etc/hostname

username@ubuntu ~ $ cat /etc/hosts       localhost       ubuntu

# The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts
::1     ip6-localhost ip6-loopback
fe00::0 ip6-localnet
ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix
ff02::1 ip6-allnodes
ff02::2 ip6-allrouters

If you don't have those, try adding them -- keep in mind that a hostname should only consist of letters, numbers, and hyphens -- then reboot and see if you have that error again.

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