Ubuntu – How to do when the GETDEB repository is down

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I'm trying to install programs/files from the getdeb repo but get a "check your internet connection" error. Programs than I've tried include Qbittorrent and Mozilla-Plugin-VLC.

Through the terminal I get the following errors:

Err http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ natty-getdeb/apps qbittorrent amd64 2.8.2-1~getdeb2
  Could not connect to archive.getdeb.net:80 (209.105.191.78). - connect (113: No route to host)
E: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/q/qbittorrent/qbittorrent_2.8.2-1~getdeb2_amd64.deb: Could not connect to archive.getdeb.net:80 (209.105.191.78). - connect (113: No route to host)

&

Err http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/ natty-getdeb/apps mozilla-plugin-vlc amd64 1.1.10-1~getdeb1
  Could not connect to archive.getdeb.net:80 (209.105.191.78). - connect (113: No route to host)
E: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/v/vlc/mozilla-plugin-vlc_1.1.10-1~getdeb1_amd64.deb: Could not connect to archive.getdeb.net:80 (209.105.191.78). - connect (113: No route to host)

I'm not having any problems adding/removing other programs/files from my machine. Is there a problem with GETDEB repo (and if so, is there any way to fix it on my end) or is there something wrong with my computer's configuration?

Best Answer

  • 2019: down again (probably forever)

    The former getdeb project page is no longer related to the getdeb repository. With the expiration of their Google+ account in 2019 there are inidcators that GetDeb finally ceased to exist.

    2013: GetDeb did not exist for some time

    Unfortunately due to a power failure with complete data loss both, the GetDeb and the PlayDeb projects were discontinued.

    After the server crash where also the GetDeb and PlayDeb database was lost and given the fact that GetDeb and PlayDeb now have too many packages to be handled as a one-man-project I decided to discontinue GetDeb and PlayDeb. GetDeb.net on Google+ 18 Jan 2013

    It could be temporarily restored in 2013

    Recently the getdeb and playdeb repositories were re-enabled from a backup and should operate as before.

    Fortunately, we did have an up-to-date backup of the old server at the end. The last days I was busy to get everything set up. The sites are up again and you should be able to browse the packages (none should be lost) as well as to use the repository as usual. GetDeb.net on Google+ 03 Feb 2013

    What if I still have issues, or if it is down again

    Due to server issues or lack of support the repositories may be down again for some time. Then we should disable their repository and wait patiently until they may operate again. Watch out for news on their projekt page or in posts from getdeb in Google+.