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    Default apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    Not using a proxy and running apt-get update shows a bunch of repositories being checked then just after:

    Get:11 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com lucid-updates/universe Packages [287kB]
    99% [8 packages bzip2 0B]

    and no progress beyond that.

    What's up with this? How can I update?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    Everything on my end works pretty good, I suggest you check your internet connectivity.
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    Default Re: apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    One question, have you checked the sources list? or repos?..I do not remember ever have seen those lnks in my last update...

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    Default Re: apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    Same issue. Multiple pc's and with different versions of BT 5r3 (64 bit KDE and Gnome have the same issue). I've tried installing it as Main OS, dual booting, in a VM using virtualbox with same issue. I even drove over to a friends house and installed on a VM on one of his pc's but had same problem. One thing I've noticed is this is only effecting new installs. My friend is having no problems updating his BT.

    I'm using a I7-3630K processor with 32 GB of ram, 1 x ATI Radeon HD 6990 video card, 60MB business grade internet connection. Not sure what else to add. Thanks for your help.

    I've reported it to my PWB administrator at orders@backtrack.com as I'm losing valuable lab time. I cant' install any programs other than default since they come back with hash sum errors if I skill the apt-get update command.

    Sincerely,

    Paul Murphy (OS-8346)

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    Default Re: apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    I am having the same problem, I know this is a very very old thread, but was there ever a fix found, or an explanation as to why this is happening? I am running bt5r3 64 bit gnome in virtal machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks

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    Default Re: apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    Thanks for the feedback. Can someone post the correct entries for Backtrack 5 R3 sources list and repos? Also, since I'm a newbie here, please post the name of the file and location so I can find it and verify everything.
    Thanks a lot and Happy Holidays to all.

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    Default Re: apt-get update hangs at 99% BackTrack 5 R3

    Quote Originally Posted by bulgin View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. Can someone post the correct entries for Backtrack 5 R3 sources list and repos? Also, since I'm a newbie here, please post the name of the file and location so I can find it and verify everything.
    Thanks a lot and Happy Holidays to all.
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