Old Rocker a écrit :
When I try to do an update on my apt-get repositories, this is what I
$ sudo apt-get update
sudo: unable to lookup ubuntu via gethostbyname()
and when I click on Synaptic this is the error message that pops up:
Su returned with an error
Rebooting doesn't fix it, nor using other applications and seeing if its
fixed, for instance the same message pops up when I use aptitude and
Something's happened along the way to change things (permissions or
corruption) but I don't know exactly what.
Anyone know how to deal with this, and is reinstallation the only way?
I never had to deal with this message error, but I heard about it.
Did you happen to do any research on the web ? I just put 'unable to
lookup ubuntu via gethostbyname' and it appears that many links are
available under this search motor.
Did you look if your machine is well declared in /etc/hosts file ?
You should have a line such as this one
127.0.0.1 localhost.localdomain localhost <machine_name>
(but not <Machine_name> either and small letters in /etc/hostname too)
Just incase, is there a /var/lib/apt/lists/lock file ? if yes, remove
it. It can happen to have one when Synaptic is openened and trying to
'apt-get' in the console at same time. Save that your message error is
probably due to another cause.
Try not to reinstall as long as you don't know where a problem comes
from or you might get the same problem coming back very soon, thus use
lots of time installing and configuring all again and again.
After I read three thread, I remember now, I had the same message error
when I started on a Debian first time, just before the first Ubuntu came
(And this /etc/hosts diagnostic solved it)
Maybe we should checkout the bugs around the subject on the Louchpad ?
Best greetings, Joyce Markoll.
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