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All of a sudden each time I try to update Mint it returns a fail on all files. Is this a repository problem or mine?
 


which version of mint
 
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so reasons mint will not update.
you are using an outdated version of mint which is no longer supported [pre mint 19] [upgrade to latest version]
you are having internet connection problems [check your connection and speed]
There is a server problem from where you are trying to download from [not uncommon] try changing the download mirror you are using. [open update manager, open edit, open software source, select another mirror]. and try again to update
sudo apt update && apt upgrade
 
I found problem with update, I had to change to a different repository, thank for your help
 
The more information...the more we can help.
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If you're having update problems...the best thing to do is nothing as the problem will fix itself.
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I changed repositories and updated fine, for whatever reason it did not like the one I was using.

Thanks for your response.
The more information...the more we can help.
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If you're having update problems...the best thing to do is nothing as the problem will fix itself.
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@bob466 He means the mirror site for his updates [they are usually a lot quicker than the direct mint link]
 
These things......Software Sources

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@Condobloke
is this yours? Then you are using a UK mirror site for your Ubuntu updates, they are a lot quicker than most of the other options, you can change your Mint to a uk mirror as well if it gets too slow,
Im on LMDE thease are mine
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Yes, those are mine.

I find both the uk mirrors and also the default mirrors to quite often be quicker than the australian mirrors.
 
I find both the uk mirrors and also the default mirrors to quite often be quicker than the australian mirrors.

I don't, as you can see below, and I am only "up the road" from Brian @Condobloke

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But yes,Brian @Brickwizard - the settings other Brian has shown are the default for a Mint installation in Australia. When first used, the Update Manager asks if you want to switch to a faster mirror.

Wiz
 
I am only "up the road" from Brian @Condobloke
.....and around a few corners, up & down a couple of hills, across a few rivers/creeks....
 
I found problem with update, I had to change to a different repository, thank for your help
I was running 20.3 and one of my mirrors was in the UK, I have switched both mirrors to the US , which is where I am at and it all works well, again thanks for the help and I will try to get better at explaining my problems..........at least with linux
 
One of the first things I do on a clean install is set my mirrors to the fastest ones available and from time to time I'll check if that has changed.
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Sometimes updates are not available and you may get an error...as I said do nothing as it will fix itself. When you change mirrors don't forget to update the cache on both.
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