I have been receiving notifications about "failure to download extra data files" from update notifier. It asked me to download fonts in request from the
ttf-mscorefonts-installer package. However, whenever I click on the "run this action now", a window pop up (see figure below) and it never got downloaded.
It keeps "waiting for headers" until timeout. Same thing will happen if I use the
wget in terminal to download the package:
wget downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe --2016-05-02 11:57:32-- http://downloads.sourceforge.net/corefonts/andale32.exe Resolving downloads.sourceforge.net (downloads.sourceforge.net)... 220.127.116.11 Connecting to downloads.sourceforge.net (downloads.sourceforge.net)|18.104.22.168|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
It will fail again.
I have noticed similar issues like this one, but the known solutions never worked on me. The wired thing is that I can download the font package from a browser like Chrome, and run the following command to fix the font problem:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure ttf-mscorefonts-installer
with the fonts folder directed. But my question is do I have any problem with my
package-data-downloader and terminal configuration? The
sudo apt-get update command can run with a few errors and warning showing that but generally it can download data from internet. It only fails when the terminal connect to sourceforge or maybe similar websites.
Hopefully you have some idea on how to make the download from terminal work for all cases. Let me know what else information I can provide. Thanks!