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apt-get stuck at 0 [Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com]

--RESOLVED same as in link above...

general env ( a new isp 2 weeks ago 'web-pass.com' ) ubuntu 12.04 no local dns cache ( config entries count =0 )


apt-get update is bad , hangs up at repo addr below ....

[Connecting to us.archive.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)] [Connecting to security.ubuntu.com (2001:67c:1562::15)

given the diagnostics from my system below , i dont understand the issue ( why is apt-get not seeing/connecting to a repo that should be reachable??

rob@ ~$ nmcli dev list iface eth0 | grep IP4

IP4.ADDRESS[1]:                         ip =, gw =
IP4.DOMAIN[1]:                          web-pass.com

so go get the repo from the first dns entry listed above...

rob@ ~$ dig -t a us.archive.ubuntu.com @

; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> -t a us.archive.ubuntu.com @
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 20474
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 4

;us.archive.ubuntu.com.     IN  A

us.archive.ubuntu.com.  10  IN  A
us.archive.ubuntu.com.  10  IN  A
us.archive.ubuntu.com.  10  IN  A
us.archive.ubuntu.com.  10  IN  A
us.archive.ubuntu.com.  10  IN  A

ubuntu.com.     3402    IN  NS  ns4.p27.dynect.net.
ubuntu.com.     3402    IN  NS  ns2.p27.dynect.net.
ubuntu.com.     3402    IN  NS  ns3.p27.dynect.net.
ubuntu.com.     3402    IN  NS  ns1.p27.dynect.net.

ns1.p27.dynect.net. 2123    IN  A
ns2.p27.dynect.net. 2095    IN  A
ns3.p27.dynect.net. 2095    IN  A
ns4.p27.dynect.net. 2123    IN  A

why the issue on connecting to the ubuntu repo when it shows up fine on a 'dig' issued to the first dns entry from 'ns_n.webpass.net' ??

Ive assumed IPv4 in the above (noobie on IP6)... this may be my problem.

ifconfig for eth0 below seems to indicate IP6...

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:03:9a:b5:d2:1c  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: 2604:5500:f:69:ea03:9aff:feb5:d21c/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::ea03:9aff:feb5:d21c/64 Scope:Link
          inet6 addr: 2604:5500:f:69:f946:f08:1a94:4a23/64 Scope:Global
          RX packets:617023 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:313902 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:657715484 (657.7 MB)  TX bytes:68766408 (68.7 MB)

marked as duplicate by muru, Community Nov 16 '15 at 23:22

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Have you tried this:

sudo -i
sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

and then enter update manager, and fix broken package, and it might work fine this way.

  • The OP (if you read the top) has already found an answer at a posted link – David Nov 16 '15 at 23:10
  • You have 475 rep. You should know that questions and words such as "might" and "maybe" do not belong in answers. – TheWanderer Nov 16 '15 at 23:18

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