If during an update in either Linux Mint or Ubuntu you get error messages from apt, about failing to fetch data from the GETDEB repository (which happens a lot, I’m afraid), here’s a brilliant solution I found at askubuntu.com. Use a mirror!
Here are the steps:
- Comment out your existing sources for GETDEB
Add the following sources instead:
deb http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
deb-src http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu quantal-getdeb apps
Replace “quantal” with your edition if necessary; also, you can add the games repo just by repeating the above two lines with “games” in the end instead of “apps”.
- Import the mirror’s security key:
sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com A8A515F046D7E7CF
- Refresh your sources and you’re done:
sudo apt-get update