[maemo-users] the hell of Maemo repos

From: Mark Haury wolfmane at gmail.com
Date: Sat Nov 22 05:58:49 EET 2008

Shivkumar Chandrasekaran wrote:
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>>  I always have to make a minimum of three
>>> attempts to
>>> update the package lists before it finally goes through.
>> Then something's wrong with your internet, your tablet, or wrong with
>> the repositories you've added to your catalog. I haven't had a failed
>> refresh in a long time.
> This happens to me all the time too on my 770. So I have kept upgrading
> my OS. Now I am on the latest hacker's edition for 770 and I still keep
> running into it. It could be a problem on my end, but this happens
> consistently on 3 different networks, so I wonder if the problem is with
> the 770.
> - --shiv--

Clearly, it's App Manager and/or the maemo server that has something wrong with 
it. Others have noted this problem as well. Even if a repository is gone or has 
a problem, it should skip it and finish the refresh, with a message that 
notifies the user of what repository(ies) caused the problem. I've let it sit 
overnight before and it still won't finish or even give a message - it just sits 
there. when I cancel, it gives the "not refreshed" message. I have to keep 
canceling and starting the refresh again. Eventually it succeeds. It does this 
no matter what network I'm on. I've tried eliminating invalid catalogs, but I 
don't have that many in the first place, so it wasn't hard to rule that out. 
Also, refreshing with apt-get never has a problem.


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