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Post Error when installing GCompris via Synaptic
Hi, I'm trying to download and install the GCompris educational game using Synaptic. I just get the following error at the end of the download and install:

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W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcompris/gcompris-data_9.3-1_all.deb
  Connection timeout


Not sure if I should be using a different repository or what this means. I'm installing onto a laptop with Mepis 11. I also have a desktop with M8.5 where GCompris downloaded and installed just fine.

Any help would be much appreciated!


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Hi, I'm trying to download and install the GCompris educational game using Synaptic. I just get the following error at the end of the download and install:

Code:
W: Failed to fetch ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/main/g/gcompris/gcompris-data_9.3-1_all.deb
  Connection timeout


Not sure if I should be using a different repository or what this means. I'm installing onto a laptop with Mepis 11. I also have a desktop with M8.5 where GCompris downloaded and installed just fine.

Any help would be much appreciated!


I recall you having "Connection timeout" problems one other time and later in that thread I came up with some other repos you could use instead of the default Debian "ftp://ftp.debian.org" repo. You said the York University mirror worked so you might try it again.


Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:12 pm

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Downloaded it and seems to work fine here - sometimes I run into similar problems and just have to wait for a day or so to let the repository settle down { ITspeak answer }

If that doesn't work, please come back and let us know that too.

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Wow, kmathern, you have an excellent memory!

Thanks for reminding me about the York University repo. I enabled it and disabled the debian one and it worked just fine. My kids thank you too!


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A timeout error is always a network problem. Usually related to the repository that you're using. Either waiting for a while or changing repositories should always 'fix' it.

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