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Jan 25, 2011

For two days I've been trying to update and install packages on a Lucid 64-bit system. It's a fresh install and I've never had any problems with any apt-get commands before in the two years during which I've installed Ubuntu on everything I own. It just hangs at 0% [Waiting for Headers]. I can provide more information if needed.

I suspect his may have something to do with it: (copied from terminal output)

Err [URL]

My sources.list:

# deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS _Lucid Lynx_ - Release amd64 (20100816.1)]/ lucid main restricted
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu lucid main restricted #Added by software-properties
# See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to
# newer versions of the distribution.


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Select all0% [Trabajando]GET http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/Release.gpg HTTP/1.1
Host: security.debian.org
Cache-Control: max-age=0
User-Agent: Debian APT-HTTP/1.3 (

GET http://ftp.mx.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/Release.gpg HTTP/1.1
Host: ftp.mx.debian.org
Cache-Control: max-age=0
User-Agent: Debian APT-HTTP/1.3 (

After a while trying to update, it trows out this error:

Select allIgn http://ftp.mx.debian.org wheezy-updates/non-free Translation-en
W: Imposible obtener http://security.debian.org/dists/wheezy/updates/main/binary-amd64/Packages  503  DNS error for hostname security.debian.org: Name or service not known. If security.debian.org refers to a configured cache repository, please check the corresponding configuration file.

[Code] ....

I have tried changing repos, also i have verified with iceweasel the availability of the repo.

Ihave changed aldo the network setting from dhcpd to static.

I am using Debian wheezy, gnome desktop enviroment, although the DE is irrelevant.

My conections details:

Select all
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 50:46:5d:b2:1b:2a 
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::5246:5dff:feb2:1b2a/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:376446 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

[Code] .....

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